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Huawei to help Malaysia's Smart Country ambitions

AvantiKumar | May 21, 2015
Huawei's 2015 ICT roadshow was officiated by Malaysia's Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

Huawei Malaysia ICT Roadshow 2015

Photo - (From left) Abraham Liu Kang, CEO, Huawei Malaysia;  Y.B. Dato Sri' Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Communication and Multimedia Minister; and  Lim Chee Siong, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific, open Huawei ICT Roadshow 2015.

During Huawei's ICT Roadshow 2015 in Malaysia, the Chinese ICT solutions company has announced that it will be helping to speed up Malaysia's Smart Country initiatives.

At the official opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur of the two-day roadshow (held 19 & 20 May 2015), Malaysia's communications and multimedia minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek's keynote included his thoughts for transforming Malaysia into a Smart Country. "We want to use today's platform to get the ecosystem to start thinking about the way ahead in using technology for a Smart Malaysia with the end goal of complementing and enabling all other nation building initiatives."

"By building on Smart Economy, Smart Environment, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart Living and Smart People, we are already infusing ICT into all spheres of the society, and in doing so, accelerating Malaysia towards a developed and modern country and enriching the lives of the rakyat [people]," said Shabery.

"As a global ICT leader, Huawei has the technology know-how and experience in the development of smart country initiatives," he added. "I hope that in the near future, more experts from across the ecosystem join the partnership we have formed with Huawei to jointly build a Smart Country. Let's work together towards a common vision, and overcome challenges we face along the way. In that aspect, we welcome constructive dialogue with industry players, agencies and technology partners."

In his keynote, Huawei Malaysia's chief executive officer Abraham Liu Kang (Abraham Liu) said that Malaysia has the potential to be "a bellwether in sustainable Smart Country initiatives in the Asean region". 

"Digital connectivity and inclusion across urban and rural centres, genders, and economic strata enables countries to attract investment by providing access to skill development and employment opportunities and promoting sustainability," said Liu. "Innovative ICT infrastructure is fundamental to the digital restructuring of industries and the long-term development of a Better Connected Smart Country. I want to take this opportunity to announce that Huawei is committed to partner in Malaysia's endeavour to be a Better Connected, Smart Country."

Industry experts gathered at the event, Huawei's second annual roadshow in Malaysia, which also included announcements of new solutions such as Huawei's Smart City solution in Malaysia. Together with industry partners, Huawei's Smart City Solution offers cutting-edge end-to-end security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command centre, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing. It provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource sharing, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection.

"Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address these challenges," said Liu." As Malaysia gears up towards its Smart Country vision, it has vast potential to leverage technology for public services and safety of its citizens. Today's launch is a first among many pillars of our commitment to bring world class connectivity and technology to empower Malaysians."

"We have received tremendous response to the event. We are excited about the potential for engaging dialogue and meaningful, long-term partnerships such a response promises. Once again, we thank the Malaysian Government, businesses, and citizens for their ongoing partnership and support," he said.


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