A major loss for India: Huawei to set up cloud technology innovation center in Singapore

Telecom Lead India: Huawei has opened its enterprise
solutions showcase center in Singapore. Huawei also signed an agreement with
Temasek Polytechnic to set up a cloud technology and innovation center. India
is missing this kind of opportunities because of uncertainties and vague
policies that affect foreign investments.

The center is the first for Huawei in the South Pacific. The
center showcases enterprise solutions, including cloud computing data center
and cloud application solutions.

Huawei is also rolling out joint laboratory projects with
local education institutions in other countries including Bangladesh and
Australia in the region to share its technology.

An Internet protocol training center in Bangladesh has been
built, while an organization has been appointed to for setting up a joint
laboratory three or four months ago in Australia.

India is a major market for Huawei Enterprise business. But
investments are moving to other markets due to uncertainties in policies. India
is yet to share its official stand on security issues involving the Chinese
gear makers including Huawei and ZTE, though there were import curbs earlier,
according to industry analysts.

Huawei Enterprise launches new products targeting more

Recently, Huawei launched multiple enterprise products
at CeBIT 2012. The new products will assist the Chinese gear maker to increase
revenue from enterprise business. Huawei Enterprise global sales contracts
totaled $3.8 billion in 2011, up from $2 billion in 2010.

The new products include S9700 series high-end switches (3
models), S5700-LI series mid-range switches (8 models), AR200/150 series
enterprise access routers (7 models), WLAN products (7 models of ACs and APs),
Open Service Platform (OSP) forum and TecalTM V2 servers (6 models) that are
supported by Intel Xeon E5 processors.

Huawei considers Singapore its regional hub for its business
and the center in Singapore will serve the need of clients in the South Pacific
region, the company said.

Cloud computing will increasingly define the future of
computing and communications and therefore plays a central role in Huawei’s ICT
strategy,” said Tony Zhang, vice president of enterprise business group for
South Pacific region.

The joint laboratory with Temasek Polytechnic will be
dedicated to the research, development and teaching of computing technology.

The company is also in discussion with Temasek Polytechnic
for further cooperations such as student scholarships and curriculum
development, Zhang said.

“This collaboration with Huawei will equip our students
with the skills to lead in cloud computing technology projects and enable them
to respond effectively to growing industry demands in this area,” said Boo
Kheng Hua, principal and chief executive officer of Temasek Polytechnic.

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