Huawei in Malaysia
Having been in Malaysia for almost 14 years, this country to Huawei is not only its regional hub but home to its 11 sharing centres, according to Huawei Malaysia CEO, Abraham Liu.
That comprises of 2300 staff; of which 75-percent is recruited locally; and local procurement amounting to USD85 million every year, with 150 local partners, and thousands of jobs generated.
There are three distinct business groups that operate locally – but all singularly aim at making connectivity possible for all Malaysians, and Huawei also has customers in all major telecom operators including TM, Maxis and Celcom.
Liu said, “We are a key contributor to High Speed Broadband (HSBB), 4G and other ICT developments in Malaysia. As a company, our portfolio of products and services all come together for a “Better Connected World”.
“We believe that connectivity is driving transformation across industries and the ICT sector, as an engine of the advancement and modernisation of other industries, must pioneer this process.”
He described this transformation also as the sector moving away from its traditional self-centric ‘network-operation-experience’ mind set, and prioritising user experience for a new strategic approach with ‘experience-operation-network’. This would effectively address the challenges posed by the mobile Internet, and Huawei’s core strategy is to enable this transformation sustainably.
To this end, Huawei also announced the availability of its Smart City solution in Malaysia.
Liu said, “Together with industry partners, Huawei’s Smart City Solution offers cutting-edge end-to-end security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command center, 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.”
Huawei also aims to bridge the digital divide through a series of products or partnerships, but more recently, Huawei had invested significantly in its first Regional Data Hosting Centre, the Asia Pacific Digital Cloud Exchange, in Iskandar, Johor.
Liu explained that the Centre aims to aggregate and distribute digital music, mobile games, video and other multimedia services to telcos in Malaysia and the rest of the Asia Pacific region