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Minister and Pakistan IT delegation visit Huawei booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Minister and Pakistan IT delegation visit Huawei booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

HuaweiThe Minister of State Ms. Anusha Rahman, Ministry of Information Technology and the Pakistan delegation visited Huawei’s industry cutting-edge solutions and products at the Huawei exhibition booth at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, now in progress in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014.

On arrival at the Huawei exhibition booth, the Minister and his delegation was received by Mr. David Wang, President of Huawei Global Government Affairs Dept and Mr. Simon Geng, CEO, Huawei Pakistan. In a meeting held on the occasion, Mr. David Wang updated the Minister about Huawei’s 2013 performance in the global arena and Pakistan. They also talked about the upcoming 3G /4G auction in Pakistan whereby Mr. David briefed the minister on Huawei’s global 3G project experience and shared Huawei’s views on how to promote the sustainable development of the next generation mobile services market with Huawei’s global experience.

Mr. David Wang replying to the Pakistani minister’s viewpoints, said, “Huawei is committed to bridge the digital divide for Pakistan, and help Pakistani people enrich life through communication.” He added, “Huawei would like to work together with the Pakistan government to promote the social and economic development in Pakistan with our own ICT expertise and technology strengths.”

The Minister praised Huawei’s performance and expressed her views on further cooperation with Huawei in Pakistan. She appreciated the presence of Huawei in Pakistan and commended on its ongoing success in the country; she hoped that the company’s global leadership and technology superiority would help Pakistan achieve its goals in the telecommunication and IT sector. She invited Huawei to assemble & manufacture mobile handset and network equipment in Pakistan, and requested for business proposal in this regard. The Minister further suggested holding a workshop in Islamabad to explore this and other research & innovation options in Pakistan.

The Pakistan delegation included Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology; Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA); Mr. Yasir Qadir, Member Telecom, Ministry of Information Technology and Mr. Shahzad Sami, Vice Chairman, Frequency Allocation Board.

Mobile World Congress 2014, the world’s greatest mobile event, which is being held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 24 to 27. The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place for world mobile leaders to gather, collaborate and conduct business. The annual event provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. Mobile World Congress includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and action-provoking panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 1,500 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile; App Planet, the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognizes the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.



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