DTPS signs capacity building agreement for broadband rollout

July 21st, 2016, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


The Minster of Telecommunication and Postal Service, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele, has signed a capacity building agreement with China’s Huawei. The agreement is aimed at sharing information, expertise, experience and technical assistance among different communication structures

Dr. Cwele said that cooperation with Huawei will support the department’s boadband rollout strategies and the lowering of the cost to communicate.  He said that the DTPs’ e-Strategy would provide a framework of how the country will include the youth, women, people with disabilities, and that small and medium sized business in the ICT sector would also benefit.

Huawei has committed to providing training opportunities to 1000 young South Africans over the next five years. The youth will be trained in areas that include telecommunication network security and optimisation, telecommunication administration, new technology of satellite navigation, next generation network construction, cloud computing and big data network construction. The training will take place in China.

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