Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.29 21 Mar 2020


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The communications giant Huawei is sending personal protective equipment and ICT solutions to help fight the coronavirus crisis in Ireland.

It says these solutions could help with video conferencing, or other applications for those who need it.

David Kenny is deputy general manager for Huawei Ireland.

"COVID-19 knows no borders, it knows no nationality, and we are all in this together.

"We have been in Ireland for over 15 years and we will do everything we can to help, as we are doing in the other European countries we operate in."

"We have teams in Dublin and China working on this.

"We’re looking at the quickest way of getting everything here once we have it requisitioned."

Mr Kenny says this could involve a combination of air and sea ports here.

"We’ll use our global supply chain to get it here as soon as we can", he added.

Huawei has been in Ireland since 2004, with its business serving over 2.5 million people and employing over 500 directly and indirectly here.

Huawei The Huawei logo is displayed on a smartphone screen | Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The company also works with a number of Irish third-level institutions - including Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.

It helps to fund Irish research into video, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

The company also partners key Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) centres such as Connect, Insight, Adapt and Lero.

Late last year it announced it was to create 100 new jobs in Dublin with the opening a new office in the capital.

Operations at the Dublin headquarters will include communications, administration, marketing, its Irish consumer business and sales functions.

The Chinese firm also announced a three-year partnership with the GAA, to enhance technology infrastructure at Croke Park.

Huawei will work with the GAA to help develop the venue into one of the most technologically advanced 'Smart Stadiums' in Europe.


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