Huawei Technologies is set to boost Malaysia's digitization efforts as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to accelerate the country's digital economy transformation by building the country into ASEAN digital hub.
The global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices unveiled its newly refurbished and upgraded Huawei Customer Solution Innovation Center (CSIC) as part of a commemoration ceremony celebrating its 20th anniversary since entering the Malaysian market.
CSIC was designed as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub and Centre of Excellence to drive the industry’s open ecosystem and accelerate digital economy transformation in Malaysia.
The CSIC, located in Integra Tower at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, aggregates the company’s over 120 reference applications and services globally, said a press release.
Malaysia Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakobthe CSIC is a testament to Huawei Malaysia’s commitment to the nation’s digital transformation. “I was informed that most of Huawei Malaysia’s employees are local. Talents are a crucial part in accelerating digital transformation for the nation,” he said.
The Prime Minister added that he believes that Malaysia has the capacity and capability to achieve 100% digital inclusivity, especially among vulnerable communities.
“I am proud to say, in embracing the concept of Keluarga Malaysia, Huawei has taken an important role in helping the Government address this matter. I hope more corporations will come forward to follow in your footsteps,” he said.
Huawei Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan said that through the CSIC, Huawei Malaysia would continue to bring global experiences to serve the needs of the ICT industry in Malaysia and to assist local stakeholders in succeeding in their businesses.
“This centre will act as a catalyst to accelerate Malaysia’s digital transformation and to capitalise on the potential of advanced technologies and assist in driving investments in the digital economy for the nation at the same time,” added Yuan.
Among the business-to-business solutions available and showcased at the CSIC included Huawei’s 5G solutions around the world, including those for Smart Cities and autonomous vehicles as well as Huawei’s Smart Education system, including hybrid learning, which increases participation and engagement between students and teachers, and allows for some students attending class in-person while others join virtually, said the release.
Cloud Computing was another highlight – where Huawei is working with Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) on their Alpha Edge, the only Malaysian-owned Cloud and AI infrastructure and services to enterprises and government institutions that ensure data sovereignty.