HUAWEI has been in Malaysia for the past 15 years as an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.
For some of us, we recognise the name as a brand that has a stable of smartphones, including its latest flagship phone – Huawei P9.
However, there is more to it than meets the eye as the brand has an established end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.
In a bid to accelerate the nation’s digital economy transformation, Huawei has unveiled its new Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre (CSIC) for the South Pacific region.
Located at Integra Tower, The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur, the centre is designed to be an ICT innovation hub with the aim of driving industry open ecosystem – a collaborative system between companies within the industry to benefit one another.
Spanning across 1,207.74sq m, Huawei’s CSIC features more than 120 smart technology applications and services that are currently adopted in companies around the globe.
Companies in the private and public sectors, including the government, are able to leverage on this innovative platform to design and test technology solutions, verify new business models as well as nurture innovative applications and services.
Among the business-to-business (B2B) solutions provided at CSIC are Smart Home, Enterprise Cloud, Network Infrastructure, Virtual Reality, Safer Malaysia, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Energy and Smart Education.
Additionally, Huawei plans to further establish Cloud, IoT, Video and Big Data labs in the next three years.
Huawei has always been committed to understanding the latest trends and creating innovative solutions to address the industry’s biggest challenges, said Huawei Malaysia chief executive officer Abraham Liu.
“Through our centre, we will continue bringing our global experiences to the Malaysian context, serving more needs of the ICT industry and helping more of our stakeholders succeed in their businesses.
“As we are working towards making Malaysia’s aspirations of becoming an ICT regional hub a reality, we need to continue moving forward with digital transformation, exploring new innovative ideas and solutions in modern technologies for local enterprises, industries and operators.
“We need to focus on cross industry partnerships to deliver the right skills, solutions and infrastructure to accelerate Malaysia’s digital transformative,” said Liu in a press statement.
The Huawei Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
At the event, the Higher Education Ministry and Huawei both announced their partnership through the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
Huawei will be the adviser of ICT Talent Development and Smart Campus Transformation, and intends to further strengthen its efforts in developing the ICT industry through education, ICT knowledge transfer and industry-academia collaborations.
The goal is to assist Malaysia to cultivate local ICT talents and make the nation more competitive for future digital transformation.
One of the plans is to select about 300 ICT students from local public universities and polytechnics nationwide and provide them with the chance to attend programmes and workshops that will be held in the centre on a yearly basis.