Global Information and Communication Technology infrastructure provider, Huawei, has signed a tripartite partnership with MTN Nigeria and Baze University, Abuja, to harness the power of fifth-generation (5G) technology and unlock opportunities for educational institutions and businesses across Nigeria.
The groundbreaking 5GtoB launch event, where the technology firms and Baze University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), was hosted by BAZE University in Abuja, yesterday. It was an historic event that witnessed Nigeria’s first-ever 5G2B initiative, especially in the education sector.
Stakeholders at the launching of the deal said 5G represents the next frontier in technology — a game-changer that promises to revolutionise industries, enhance education, and fuel innovation. The partnership of Huawei, MTN, and Baze University, they said, symbolises an effort aimed at harnessing the power of 5G to unlock opportunities for educational institutions and businesses across Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, Key Account Director of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Joey Wu, described the partnership as a visionary journey to redefine the landscape of education in Nigeria, adding that it is not just a plan; it’s a bold step into the future.
Earlier in his speech at the event, Wu said that with the support of Huawei and MTN, Baze University is building a 5G campus that goes beyond imagination.
He said it is a campus that embraces the cutting-edge technologies of our time.
“Holographic projection and AR VR are not just buzzwords here; they are tools that will revolutionise the way our students learn and interact with their environment. As we gather here today, let us reflect on the immense potential that 5G technology brings to education and businesses alike. It is not merely about faster internet speeds; it is about unlocking opportunities, fostering innovation, connecting people and ideas like never before.
“In the future, we will continue to explore the limitless possibilities that 5G technology offers to business and the education sector. Together, we will chart the course for a future where connectivity empowers, knowledge flourishes, and Nigeria continues its journey towards technological excellence. Let us remember that the future is not a destination; it is a collective endeavour. Together, we will shape the future of 5G technology in Nigeria, and in doing so, we will unlock boundless opportunities for everyone.”
MTN Nigeria also said it is leveraging 5G technology to drive economic growth, enhance lives and experiences in Nigeria, while empowering businesses to thrive in a digital world. In her speech, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of MTN Nigeria, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, stated that for Baze University, the partnership opens the door to a world of possibilities in education.
Ag Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Prof Kathleen Ebele Okafor, said the school likes to be a trailblazer in everything it is doing. She also appreciated the partnership with Huawei and MTN. According to her, the school is very proud of the development. “And it is a privilege for us to partner with Huawei and MTN on this project,” she said.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, IT Research and Innovation of the school, Dr Abdulazeez Kanya Rislana said the university is now looking at unlocking the potentials of security and safety of the campus.