Pathfinder and Huawei in strategic partnership to develop ICT

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Pathfinder Advisory Services Ltd. recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s leading information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions provider Huawei, to establish a framework to encourage and develop ICT in Sri Lanka.

The partnership will enable the two institutions to achieve a deeper understanding of the possibilities that ICT technologies will open up for Sri Lanka.

“We are excited to work with the world’s leading ICT solutions provider Huawei in shaping future ICT technologies for Sri Lanka through cutting-edge technologies. Our constant effort is the development of communication technologies to ensure Sri Lanka stays ahead in digitalisation with the latest technologies,” said Pathfinder Advisory Services Chairman Bernard Goonetilleke, who is also the Chairman of the Pathfinder Foundation.

“Huawei aims to share the latest cutting-edge innovation and technologies to leverage the most advanced ICT technologies and innovations and cooperate with Pathfinder Advisory Services to jointly develop ICT solutions for Sri Lanka’s vertical industries. Huawei will remain committed to open innovation and cooperation, creating greater value for its customers, driving the ICT industry, and ultimately contributing to building a better-connected Sri Lanka,” Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Liang Yi said.

The MoU is mainly focused on bringing Huawei and Pathfinder together to promote cooperation, and enable joint discussions on the collaboration opportunities and implementation of ICT technologies in vertical industries such as ports, airports, education and agriculture in Sri Lanka. Further, the two organisations will also jointly incubate and implement ICT Use Cases projects in Sri Lanka under collaboration between both Parties. Pathfinder Advisory Services Ltd. is a member of MMBL-Pathfinder Group and is associated with the Pathfinder Foundation.

Huawei Sri Lanka has been operating in Sri Lanka since 1998 and has extensive and in-depth cooperation with local telecom operators, the Government, vertical industries, and end users.