In an effort to boost Malaysia’s digitization, Chinese telecom giant Huawei seeks to accelerate the country’s digital economy transformation by building the country into a regional digital hub, Huawei said in a press release on Tuesday.
The company unveiled its newly refurbished and upgraded Huawei Customer Solution Innovation Center (CSIC) as part of a commemoration ceremony celebrating its 20th anniversary since entering the Malaysian market, the release noted.
Malaysia Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob said, “The CSIC is a testament to Huawei Malaysia’s commitment to the nation’s digital transformation.”
I was informed that most of Huawei Malaysia’s employees are local. Talents are a crucial part in accelerating digital transformation for the nation, he said.
The Prime Minister added that he believes that Malaysia has the capacity and capability to achieve 100 percent digital inclusivity, especially among vulnerable communities.
“I am proud to say, in embracing the concept of Keluarga Malaysia, Huawei has taken an important role in helping the Government address this matter. I hope more corporations will come forward to follow in your footsteps,” he said.
As such, Huawei’s CSIC was designed as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub and Centre of Excellence to run the industry’s open ecosystem and accelerate digital economy transformation in Malaysia.
The CSIC, which is located in Integra Tower at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, aggregates the company’s over 120 reference applications and services globally.
Huawei’s customers and partners can leverage this innovative platform to design and test technology solutions, verify new business models, and nurture innovation applications and services to both the public and private sectors.
Huawei Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan said that through the CSIC, Huawei Malaysia would continue to bring global experiences to serve the needs of the ICT industry in Malaysia and to assist local stakeholders in succeeding in their businesses.
“This center will act as a catalyst to accelerate Malaysia’s digital transformation and to capitalise on the potential of advanced technologies and assist in driving investments in the digital economy for the nation at the same time,” added Yuan.
Cloud Computing was another highlight, with Huawei working with Malaysian communication service provider Telekom Malaysia on their Alpha Edge, the only Malaysian-owned Cloud and AI infrastructure and services to enterprises and government institutions that ensures data sovereignty.