Arabianoilandgas.com got a chance to have a quick catch-up with Alaa Elshimy, the managing director for Huwaei’s Enterprise Business Department in the Middle East region at ADIPEC 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Chinese tech multinational Huawei Technologies has recently launched its OpenLab Dubai, first of its kind in the Middle East to serve customers and partners in the region who are an important part of Huawei’s Global OpenLab programme.
Huawei plans to add seven new OpenLabs across the world in 2017, and in the next three years will invest $200mn and nearly 1,000 people globally, bringing the total number of OpenLabs to 20 by the year 2019.
OpenLab Dubai will provide solutions for IoT, cloud computing, large data, intelligent analysis, eLTE, converged communications and other new technologies to build public safety, smart city, oil and gas solutions, and has attracted YITU, Zenith, Walkbase, 7G, IOmniscient, Nedap, Richfit and more than 20 other partners.
According to the ICT products and services provider’s management, Huawei 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.
Huawei’s OpenLab Dubai was built based on local and regional market demands, talents, and technologies, and will focus on cooperation between enterprises, services, partners and customers in the Middle East.
OpenLab has been jointly launched with more than 30 solutions and over 20 partners in public safety, smart city and digital oil and gas.