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Huawei launched a cloud platform to help Uzbekistan fight COVID-19

Huawei and Uzbektelecom, JSC deployed a video cloud platform for remote collaboration and education.

Currently Uzbekistan makes every effort to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Quarantine measures involve every citizen and every organization. One of the main demands nowadays is the necessity to stay in touch with the family and to stay connected for work and online collaboration. Huawei recently worked with Uzbekistan Telecom, using the latter's existing bandwidth and data center resources, to quickly deploy the Huawei video cloud platform. The platform supports remote access across the country in diverse sectors, including Uzbekistan's government, its hospitals, as well as schools and enterprises.

To quickly roll out services, Huawei set up a videoconferencing platform operational team at its Shenzhen headquarters. The team included specialists from the HQ Intelligent Collaboration Solution Project Group, who provided remote commissioning support. With such expert support, solution design and requirement specifications, FusionCompute and video cloud platform deployment and rollout, and O&M training for Uzbek engineers on top of that, were all completed within just four days.

Nazirjon Hasanov, the CEO of Uzbekistan Telecom, said: "We are grateful for all the technical support that Huawei has provided to help us effectively fight the epidemic. We hope that we can continue to strengthen our cooperation with Huawei in the future and overcome difficulties together."

Huawei supports the endeavor of the nation-wide carrier to make a difference for the people during the pandemic using leading technology and aspires to further the collaboration in order to overcome any possible challenges together.

The cloud videoconferencing platform

The cloud videoconferencing platform can support more than 1000 concurrent video conferences, with further capacity expansion possible through simply adding more Virtual Machines (VMs). Uzbektelecom has already released the Huawei TE Desktop and TE Mobile installation package. The platform also provides 10 Gbit/s ultra-large access bandwidth, to ensure that users across the country can have fast remote access to the resources they need. With the official launch of the video service, Huawei also worked with Uzbektelecom to quickly allocate key accounts to governments, hospitals, and schools, helping end users quickly learn about the tool. The video services have been implemented nationwide, helping to protect the country from the new coronavirus pandemic.

Telemedicine

With Huawei’s support, video conference communication has been quickly established between the "103" ER command center, the epidemic prevention center, the Uzbekistan research center, the Ministry of Health, and 16 hospitals. This enables remote collaboration between the government and hospitals, improving diagnosis and treatment efficiency, and reducing infection risks.

Remote education

Huawei collaborated with the Ministry of School and Professional Education of Uzbekistan and was supported by TIIAME (Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers) in order to carry out distance education test runs and training, deploying the CloudLink Board solution in classrooms. Students are simply required to install Huawei TE soft clients on a PC, tablet, or phone, with teachers conducting classes through the CloudLink Board. During a showroom meeting Huawei executive Liu Jiaxin and minister Inomjon Majidov discussed the usage of this solution in Uzbekistan universities. They also talked about network accessibility and devices necessary for college students in order to access remote education all around Uzbekistan. The first preliminary launch of this project was decided to take place in TIIAME (Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers).

Help in difficult times

In March, Huawei donated two thermal imaging cameras to Uzbekistan's Tashkent Airport. The cameras were used to monitor the body temperature of arriving passengers in real-time, helping the airport efficiently identify potential risks and ensure overall passenger safety.

Huawei, in collaboration with its Chinese partners, helps the Uzbekistan government to find and acquire the necessary medical equipment and gear to fight the coronavirus, demonstrating the company’s high social and corporate responsibility.

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