Huawei has announced the launch of its OpenLab in India to provide a one-stop ICT infrastructure support for smart city and enterprises digitisation transformation.
Commenting on the development Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India said, “Over the next 3 years, Huawei will be investing $23 million jointly in its OpenLabs in India and Thailand. These facilities will provide platforms for customers and partners to innovate together using Huawei’s ICT capabilities and India’s local talent.”
Built as a part of Huawei’s Global OpenLab Program, the OpenLab Delhi is the 12th facility globally. Located at Huawei India’s Gurugram headquarters, the facility will serve as an open, flexible, and secure platform for joint innovation with customers and partners.
The OpenLab Delhi will focus on driving Smart City innovations in areas as diverse as IoT, Smart Pole, Smart Building, Smart Campus (perimeter alarm, smart parking, energy efficiency management and visitor management), Smart Transportation, Intelligent Video Surveillance solutions and Convergent Command & Control solutions.
Derek Hao, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei India said, “With this OpenLab, Huawei looks to serve India as well as global partners and customers leveraging its global expertise, talents, technologies, and customer business successes. Aiming to develop the industry ICT ecosystem development locally, Huawei’s OpenLab aims to empower enterprises to quickly respond to new market opportunities and develop competitive, commercialized solutions by testing them in a real live environment.”
Aiming to enhance the ICT ecosystem in India, the OpenLab Delhi will offer ICT training to nearly 400 personnel per year; provide ICT Career Certification to 250 engineers per year; and Proof of Concept Training to nearly 100 engineers annually.
Huawei will partner with System Integrators (SI), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs), and Consultants for its OpenLab in India. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners like Trinity, Videonetics, Qogno in India and Honeywell, SAP, Johnson Controls, OBS at a global level aims to build ICT ecosystem in the country in response to industry’s digital transformation.
Compared to traditional technology-centric labs, Huawei OpenLab Delhi will be market-oriented, and aim to develop hardware and software services as well as solutions based on customers’ requirements during their digital transformation.