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Smart City the next big milestone for Malaysia's IT infrastructure: Huawei, Melaka ICT form alliance

AvantiKumar | Sept. 23, 2015
The Notes of Understanding between Huawei and Melaka ICT Holding sets out a framework to contribute to the Smart City initiative in Malaysia.

Huawei Malaysia, Melaka 

Photo - (From left) Datuk Wizan Abdul Ghani, Deputy Chairman of Melaka ICT Holding Sdn Bhd; and Fan Jun, COO of Huawei Malaysia.


A Notes of Understanding (NoU) has been signed between Huawei and Melaka ICT Holding, which will help a framework to allow both companies contribute to the Smart City initiative in Malaysia.

During the signing in the presence of Governor of Guang Dong province, China, Zhu Xiaodan and the Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron, Melaka ICT Holding's deputy chairman, Datuk Wizan Abdul Ghani said: "The Smart City initiative is part of the bigger technology infrastructure and economic development blueprint in Malaysia. Melaka ICT Holdings is proud to contribute as the nation gears up towards its Smart City initiatives. Leveraging on Huawei's ICT industry expertise, cutting edge end-to-end security and innovative technology solutions and our local reach, we are set up for success in this endeavour."

"Innovative ICT infrastructure is fundamental to the digital restructuring of industries and the long-term, sustainable development of a Better Connected Smart Country," said Huawei Malaysia's chief executive officer, Abraham Liu.

"Smart City is set to be the next big milestone in Malaysia's digital infrastructure development after the successful High Speed Broadband project," Liu said. "We are proud to have been at the centre of this transformation, partnering with public and private sectors along the way. Our commitment to Malaysia's digital infrastructure and nation building initiatives continues to grow, as indicated by today's announcement."

"Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address existing challenges," he said. "Malaysia has vast potential to leverage technology for public services and safety of its citizens."

Digital inclusion

"With its strong focus on digital inclusion, Malaysia has the potential to be a bellwether in sustainable Smart Country initiatives in the ASEAN region. We share the country's vision to bring world class connectivity and technology to empower Malaysians. Our partnership with Melaka ICT Holdings is one step further in building a Smart, Better Connected Malaysia," Liu said.

Earlier this year, Huawei launched its Smart City solutions in Malaysia during the company's two-day ICT Roadshow. Liu said that Huawei has contributed in the last few years to the ICT and skill development initiatives in Malaysia. Huawei's regional hub and its 11 sharing centres are located in Malaysia.

He added that Huawei how has 2,300 staff in Malaysia - 75 percent of them recruited locally - serving all major telecom operators in Malaysia in its capacity as a key contributor to High Speed Broadband (HSBB), 4G and other ICT developments in Malaysia.  Most recently, the company opened a Data Hosting Centre investment in Iskandar and also announced the MTUN certification programme for fresh graduates in partnership with four Malaysian Universities.

Huawei's global training centre in Cyberjaya has trained 20,000 engineers annually since 2012. In collaboration with MDeC, Huawei completed the training for more than 10,000 teachers and students by the end of 2014 and has built training labs in eight top Malaysian universities.


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