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Huawei launches OpenLab in Dubai

Facility will provide solutions for IoT, cloud computing, big data, intelligent analysis, eLTE, converged communications and other new technologies

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Siyong: digital transformation is
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Huawei has unveiled OpenLab Dubai in an effort to accelerate digital transformation in the Middle East with global partners.


The centre has been jointly launched with more than 30 solutions and more than 20 partners in public safety, smart city and digital oil and gas.


The global ICT solutions provider plans to add seven new OpenLabs in 2017, and in the next three years will invest US$ 200m and recruit nearly 1,000 people, bringing the total number of OpenLabs to 20 by the year 2019.


Huawei said it is committed to helping governments and enterprises in the Middle East to rely on new ICT technology and applications to maintain steady growth, achieve excellence and enhance the competitiveness of the ICT industry in the region.


“The digital transformation is causing disruption across every industry,” said Fan Siyong, president of public sector, Huawei.


“Huawei has established OpenLabs across the world with the theme ‘platform + ecosystem’, and is committed to working with global multi-specialty and industry partners to build customer-centric, innovative industry solutions to promote digital transformation and promote ecosystem development through the creation of an ’open, flexible and safe’ platform that fully supports the ecosystem.”


OpenLab Dubai will focus on building capabilities to apply technical solutions in the network environment; develop commercially viable and industry-oriented solutions; empower innovation capabilities; and achieve industrial chain value aggregation.


“The special climate, resources, culture and industry in the Middle East region pose different challenges compared to other regions," added Xijiang Lin, director of Middle East solution development centre, Huawei EBG. “OpenLab Dubai will aggregate the world’s best resources to meet local digital transformation needs, and continuously enhance the ICT platform capabilities and development of local ecosystems.”


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