Huawei, AS Datel and the Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of modernizing the digital infrastructure of Estonian schools.
On Wednesday, July 12, representatives from Huawei, AS Datel and HITSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which marked the beginning of a new partnership between the two companies. The signing came to be after AS Datel and Huawei co-applied for and won HITSA’s procurement for providing them with network devices for up to 170 general education schools in Estonia, including Wifi APs, switches, firewalls, OSS and associated services. The goal of this project is to help modernize the digital infrastructure of schools all over Estonia. The total cost of the procurement is 1,2 million euros.
“Children are representative of the future and we at Huawei are very invested in making sure that that future is supported by the best possible opportunities. So naturally, this project is very important to us and it is an honor to help ensure that Estonian children have access to information through proper network connections. We are positive that our contribution to this project will help shape the future of our world through the information availability that will be provided to all these schools and their students.” said Jack Zhu, CEO of Huawei Baltic.
“I am very glad that we have reached the first order of network devices in connection to our goal of modernizing the digital infrastructure of schools. This will allow one school in Harjumaa and four in Pärnumaa to implement and start using a fully built local network before the beginning of the new school year. This is the first order out of tens, which will be made this year,” said Heli Aru-Chabilan, Head of the Management Board at HITSA.
“As Datel has supplied Estonian schools and universities with modern information and communication technology for the past 25 years. Despite this, winning this procurement amongst some very tough competition is a very important and interesting challenge for us, because we know how important the creation of a new and cohesive communication environment all over the country is for Estonian education,” said Urmas Kõlli, CEO of AS Datel.
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking the third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. With R&D centers having been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and mainland China, Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, personal computers and tablets, wearable gears, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Building on its solid foundation and expertise in the telecommunications business for over 20 years, Huawei Consumer Business Group is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
Press release, 12.07.2017