Singapore, Wed Aug 17 08:00:00 GMT 2016

Huawei Inks MOU with NCS and Tyco to Co-Create Safe City Solutions at Huawei Southern Pacific OpenLab Official Opening


Huawei Inks MOU with NCS and Tyco to Co-Create Safe City Solutions at Huawei Southern Pacific OpenLab Official Opening

Partnership between industry leaders accelerates innovation in safety and security technologies

Singapore, 17 August 2016 - Huawei today officially opened its Southern Pacific OpenLab to foster joint, customer and business-driven ICT innovation with industry and partners. At the opening ceremony, Huawei unveiled its Safe City Solutions, a suite of public safety solutions that strengthens incident prevention capabilities and shortens
emergency response time. At the event, Huawei also inked Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with NCS, a leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider and global security systems leader Tyco to co-create safe city solutions for smart nation projects, which will not only make Singapore a safer place but also contribute to the growth of the city state’s emerging safety and security industry.


Standing at a total surface area of 650 sqm and the largest of Huawei OpenLabs, the Southern Pacific OpenLab is Huawei’s commitment to building an open and sustainable ICT ecosystem through joint collaboration with leading software and industry partners. It is an open end-to-end one-stop ICT Infrastructure platform where partners can verify their solutions in actual network environment, leverage on training opportunities in research, marketing and solutions delivery, and use marketing funds to develop and incentivize channel partners. Visitors to the facility will also be able to experience first-hand solutions for smart cities, public safety, ISP, Education, Banking, and Transportation. As part of
Huawei’s commitment to innovation, the Southern Pacific OpenLab will be connected to a network of Huawei OpenLabs across the globe to facilitate the international exchange of ideas about new business models, market needs, and technical solutions.


“The establishment of Huawei’s Southern Pacific OpenLab will catalyse partnerships with leading enterprises, start-ups and research institutions for the development of digital enterprise solutions, with Singapore as a reference market. This will support Singapore’sSmart Nation vision and ensure our industries are at the forefront of the digital transformation wave,” said Mr Meng Fai Tung, Deputy Director, Singapore Economic Development Board. He added, “Huawei will also play a key role in training and equipping our local workforce with new capabilities– to build a better connected world enabled by
digital.”

“To help Singapore become the world’s first smart nation, Huawei is harnessing the best technology from its OpenLab and partners. Our Safe City Solutions are a good example of this, providing an incubation centre to allow enterprises to quickly respond to new market and accelerate their digital transformation and enhance the lives of Singaporeans.


“I'm excited about the partnership between Huawei, NCS and Tyco to co-create solutions to keep Singapore safe and secure,” said Diana Yuan, Global President of Marketing and Solutions Sales Department, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei.

“NCS has been focused on driving smart city innovations to help enhance essential government services and deliver game-changing enterprise solutions. We believe in growing a vibrant eco-system for smart city developments through partnerships with like minded technology players such as Huawei to co-create solutions for the urbanized future,” said Loo Boon Chee, Head, Customer Delivery Engagement, Communications Engineering, NCS.


In 2014, Huawei partnered Hexagon to develop a variety of solutions for public safety and enhanced communications between government departments and public utilities. The solutions have been successfully implemented by the Saudi government to improve urban management and service capabilities.


“Hexagon is proud to join with Huawei to provide Safe City solutions that combine command-and-control software, intelligent video analysis, cloud computing and eLTE networks to improve public safety and security. The Southern Pacific OpenLab further demonstrates how Huawei and its partners can collaborate to accelerate innovation and deliver even greater value to customers,” said Jerry Su, vice president of global strategy, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure, who participated in the opening ceremony.

 


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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions. It also provides mobility, social networking, business analytics and cloud computing services.