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Huawei and Melaka ICT Holdings Join Hands in Smart City Initiative

2016.09.21

Kuala Lumpur, 21st September: Huawei Malaysia announced that it has signed Notes of Understanding (NoU) with Melaka ICT Holdings, in the presence of the Governor of Guang Dong province, China, Mr. Zhu Xiaodan and the Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Idris Haron. This alliance will enable collaboration between both companies in information and communication technologies, especially to contribute to the Smart City initiative in Malaysia.

Speaking on the partnership, Datuk Wizan Abdul Ghani, Deputy Chairman of Melaka ICT Holding SDN BHD 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 endeavor.”

Abraham Liu, CEO of Huawei Malaysia said, “Innovative ICT infrastructure is fundamental to the digital restructuring of industries and the long-term, sustainable development of a Better Connected Smart Country. Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address these challenges. Malaysia has vast potential to leverage technology for public services and safety of its citizens. 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.”

Earlier this year, Huawei launched its Smart City solutions in Malaysia during the company’s 2-day ICT Roadshow.

In the last few years, Huawei has contributed significantly to the ICT and skill development initiatives in Malaysia. Huawei’s regional hub and its 11 sharing centers are located in Malaysia. At the moment, Huawei has 2,300 staff in Malaysia - 75% of them are recruited locally. Huawei serves 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 program for fresh graduates in partnership with four Malaysian Universities. Huawei’s global training center in Cyberjaya trains 20,000 engineers annually since 2012. In collaboration with MDeC, Huawei completed the training for over 10,000 teachers and students by the end of 2014 and has built training labs in eight top Malaysian universities. Huawei’s business portfolio and initiatives in Malaysia continue to fulfill the company’s two most important objectives - making connectivity possible for all Malaysians and enabling their digital lifestyles. With this recent alliance with Melaka ICT Holdings, the company’s role in the local ICT industry, as an investor, employer, and partner, continues to grow.

“Smart City is set to be the next big milestone in Malaysia’s digital infrastructure development after the successful High Speed Broadband project. We are proud to have been at the center 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,” Abraham concluded.