Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTech) has signed an agreement with Huawei Technologies Co. for becoming the 5G Strategic Partner, for the Information and Communication Technology Conference “MEET ICT” and the Bahrain International Technology Exhibition “BITEX”, under the patronage of His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, from 19 to 21 March at Gulf Convention Center Gulf Hotel Bahrain.

Huawei Technologies Bahrain has been partnering with Btech through Meet ICT and BITEX for 4 consecutive years, with an objective of supporting the growth of ICT sector in Bahrain.

Mr. Lu Yuedong, CEO of Huawei Technologies Bahrain said: “We are committed to working with our customer and partners here in the Kingdom to pave the way to a smart and safe Kingdom; over the next five years, we have pledged to invest a total of more than 100 billion US dollars into R&D. By doing so, Huawei become world leaders in 5G with accumulated basic patent authorization over 2570 and will remain so for at least 12 to 18 months, we have ensured 30-plus commercial contracts as of today, and shipping over 40,000 5G base stations, in addition being among the first companies to provide full E2E 5G portfolio ready since last year as well as Huawei has announced its 5G smartphone in MWC2019, the world fastest 5G Foldable phone.”

Board Secretary of BTECH Rashid Al-Snan stated: “In our partnership with Huawei we look forward to enhance the role of the Kingdom in the field of technology, through capitalizing exchange of information and knowledge with other participants in the ICT sector.”

Communication Technology Conference “MEET ICT” will be held in its ninth edition this year under the theme of “Innovation & Adaptative Digital Transformation,” with the participation of more than thirty senior speakers around the world, and includes a number of interactive workshops that discuss the latest technology issues, while more than 50 technology companies are participating in the exhibition “BITEX” offering the latest solutions and innovations in the field of information and communication systems.