Huawei’s local OpenLab to boost office digitisation
Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced the launch of its OpenLab in India to provide a one-stop ICT infrastructure support for smart city and enterprises digitisation transformation.
A testimony to Huawei’s commitment to Government of India’s Digital India agenda, the OpenLab Delhi aims to establish an industry ecosystem and serve as a co-innovation platform for Huawei, its customers and partners, both in India and global, for incubating industry solutions to address the challenges of digital transformation.Commenting on the development on Saturday, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said, “The OpenLab Delhi marks a new step in our commitment and collaboration with India which began more than 18 years ago. It is going to pave the way for a more rapid development of a new “Smart Nation” offering various type services to its citizens.‘‘Over the next three years, Huawei will be investing 23 million USD jointly in its OpenLabs in India and Thailand. These facilities will provide platforms for customers and partners to innovate together using Huawei’s ICT capabilities and India’s local talent.”Built as a part of Huawei’s Global OpenLab Program, the OpenLab Delhi is the 12th facility globally.Located at Huawei India’s Gurugram headquarters, the facility will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with customers and partners. The OpenLab Delhi will focus on driving Smart City innovations in areas as diverse as IoT, Smart Pole, Smart Building, Smart Campus (perimeter alarm, smart parking, energy efficiency management and visitor management), Smart Transportation, Intelligent Video Surveillance solutions and Convergent Command & Control solutions.Aiming to enhance the ICT ecosystem in India, the OpenLab Delhi will offer ICT training to nearly 400 personnel per year, provide ICT Career Certification to 250 engineers per year and Proof of Concept Training to nearly 100 engineers annually.Huawei will partner with System Integrators (SI), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs), and Consultants for its OpenLab in India. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners like Trinity, Videonetics, Qogno in India and Honeywell, SAP, Johnson Controls, OBS at a global level aims to build ICT ecosystem in the country in response to industry’s digital transformation.
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