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Huawei OpenLab and Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Join Forces to Establish Ecosystem Lab

Promoting the Development of the Industrial Internet Ecosystem

[Shanghai, China, September 12, 2017] At Huawei Connect 2017, Huawei and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) unveiled the 'IIC-Huawei Ecosystem OpenLab', announcing that through deep cooperation, both parties will promote the development of an industrial Internet ecosystem.

IIC is a world-leading industrial Internet organization that is dedicated to helping achieve digital transformation through the promotion of industrial Internet. IIC's testbed program is one effective method to construct an industrial ecosystem. Huawei and IIC have common targets and interest points in the industrial Internet domain. Both parties plan to establish industry labs (first in Huawei Suzhou) and establish testbeds that are based on the Smart City Ecosystem Lab and the Urban Railway Ecosystem Lab to begin cooperation in the smart city and transportation domains. After that, they plan to move on to energy, manufacturing, and other industries, conducting replication and promotion with OpenLabs around the world, promoting the development of an industrial Internet ecosystem.

Huawei Enterprise BG Industry Marketing and Solutions President Yu Dong and IIC's CTO Stephen Mellor unveil the 'IIC-Huawei Ecosystem OpenLab'.

Based on Huawei Enterprise BG's 'Platform + Ecosystem' strategy, Huawei set its global OpenLab plan. The strategy's core is based on R&D innovation with partners and customers, differentiation, and leading industrial solutions to create an open, flexible, secure, and agile platform to drive digital transformation.

Huawei Enterprise BG Industrial Marketing and Solutions President Yu Dong said that "the ecosystem OpenLab is an important cooperation point between IIC and Huawei OpenLab. IIC has extensive experience in the industrial Internet domain, testbed verification and promotion of industrial Internet solutions, and abundant practice in constructing the ecosystem. Huawei OpenLab has abundant software infrastructure and expert personnel, providing an ideal platform for the testbed's testing and verification; it has also accumulated partners from all domains. Huawei hopes to conduct innovative research in the industrial Internet domain along with IIC and join numerous industry partners in constructing a complete industrial chain and rich solutions."

IIC CTO Stephen Mellor pointed out that "Huawei OpenLab works on solution innovation, the way to construct an industrial ecosystem, and IIC's testbed model is in line with this mentality. Huawei is also a core member of IIC. We believe that OpenLabs can support IIC's testbed program in a wide range of fields. We hope that in the future we can cooperate in all aspects and jointly drive the construction of an industrial Internet ecosystem."

Up until end of June this year, Huawei had already opened 7 OpenLabs focused on enterprise customers: they are in Suzhou, Munich, Mexico, Singapore, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Bangkok. The plan includes investing 200 million USD in the next three years so that by the end of 2019 the number of enterprise customer-oriented OpenLabs around the world reaches 20. Up until now, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, out of which 45 are in the top 100, have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner.

Huawei Connect 2017 is Huawei's own annual ICT global flagship event. It will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from September 5 to 7, 2017. This occasion's event revolves around the "Grow with the Cloud" theme, focusing on the construction of an open collaboration global platform where customers and partners can engage in deep conversations on how to use digital practices to achieve new growth. For more information, please visit

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