State-owned telecommunications operator TelOne, says it’s committed to work with various institutions as part of efforts to assist in the development of innovation that will boost ICT in the country.
Speaking at the Education and Career Expo at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), an event focused on students and how they can succeed in a tech-driven future, Eng Jeremiah Munembe said the company believes it can come up with sustainable solutions for the country through partnerships with colleges and Techhubs.
“Through TechHubs we believe we can work together to create sustainable solutions. We have partnered with a number of colleges and universities in order to collaborate and come up with solutions,” said Eng Jeremiah Munembe.
Recently, TelOne partnered the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in launching a telecommunications research laboratory.
The recent collaboration with NUST was hailed as it would greatly assist researchers as TelOne will provide the hardware and software to support the learning process. The objective of the collaboration is to develop and commercialize technology projects relevant to ICTs.
The company will see to it that it provides hardware, software and financial support to the research lab. On top of the research lab, TelOne donated laptops and laboratory equipment worth thousand of dollars to the National University of Science and Technology.
TelOne Divisional Director Retail, Mr Joseph Machiva said that ambition and an innate drive are keys required to catapult anyone to success.
“The most powerful tool you have is your ambition and your drive to achieve what you have set out to achieve,” said Mr Machiva.
TelOne offers tertiary education (diplomas) to students through its school located in Harare. The three main areas covered under this initiative are Transmission, Network and Switch. It November 2017, TelOne partnered Huawei and launched seven Huawei Certification diplomas.