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Huawei Partners with Temasek Polytechnic to Establish Cloud Technology & Innovation Center

May 26, 2012

MOU Signing Ceremony Held in Conjunction with the Opening of Huawei’s State-of-the-Art Enterprise Solutions Showcase Center

Singapore, March 29, 2012 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Temasek Polytechnic (TP), a tertiary education institution in Singapore that offers diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. This partnership is underscored by the establishment of The Cloud Technology & Innovation Center, a joint laboratory dedicated to the research, development, and teaching of cloud computing technology.

Tony Zhang, VP, SP Region, Huawei Enterprise and Mrs. Lay-Tan Siok Lie, Deputy Principal, Temasek Polytechnic at the signing ceremony

In addition to establishing the joint laboratory, this partnership allows for the sharing of knowledge and skills in cloud technologies as well as collaboration between Huawei and TP in hosting industry events related to cloud computing. Moreover, Huawei will invest significant resources in student scholarships, student development, and curriculum development.

As one of the region’s leading polytechnics, TP plays a major role in educating and developing future industry leaders. This wide-ranging collaboration with Huawei will enable it to equip its students with the latest skills and abilities relevant to cloud computing, a technology that will increasingly define the future of computing and communications.

“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. Huawei’s support for student development initiatives is greatly valued as they will provide our students with opportunities for internships at Huawei’s offices and scholarships that will help to groom future professionals in this field,” said Mr Boo Kheng Hua, Principal and CEO Temasek Polytechnic.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Temasek Polytechnic,” said Tony Zhang, South Pacific Regional VP of Huawei Enterprise. “The school has a rich heritage of training future industry leaders, and we are honored to support its dual mission of education and research while also advancing the development of cloud computing. In addition, we are thankful for the logistical and installation and services support provided by GrandTech Systems and ECS Computer (Asia) Pte Ltd to facilitate the establishment of this partnership.”

Jayson Goh, Executive Director, Infocomms and Media, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), said, “With the advent of cloud computing, Singapore has grown to become an important data hub for global enterprises. Huawei’s joint student training program with Temasek Polytechnic and the opening of the Huawei Enterprise Solutions Showcase Centre mark another important milestone in Singapore’s efforts to further develop the base of cloud computing talent in Singapore. This is aligned with our long term vision for Singapore to become a global data management hub.”

The Enterprise Solutions Showcase Center, the first for Huawei in South Pacific, includes an array of Huawei Enterprise solutions, most notably cloud computing data center and cloud application solutions. The efficacy of Huawei’s desktop cloud solution is evident in the fact that over 45,000 Huawei engineers around the world use virtual desktops as part of the world's largest desktop cloud collaboration, resulting in enhanced information security, more efficient maintenance, and lower operating costs.

Tony Zhang, VP, South Pacific, Huawei Enterprise  & YiJin , Head of Singapore Huawei Enterprise with the Mr. Zheng Chao, Minister Counselor (Economical & Commercial), Embassy of The People ‘s Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore visiting Singapore showcase

Other products and solutions on display derive from Huawei’s industries solutions department and from several product lines, including DataCOM, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), and IT. Other products and solutions on display at the Showcase Center include communications solutions, including a video conferencing demo of Huawei’s cutting-edge telepresence solution, and Huawei eSpace, a next-generation solution that provides enterprises with convergent communication and information services.

Huawei Enterprise supplies e-government solutions for governments around the world as well as comprehensive ICT solutions for companies and organizations across an array of industries, including finance, utilities, education, transportation, healthcare, logistics, energy, and media.

About Huawei Enterprise

Huawei Enterprise is a strategic business group of Huawei dedicated to providing quality end-to-end communications solutions and services to customers worldwide. Leveraging Huawei’s leadership in information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and customer-centric innovation, Huawei Enterprise offers a suite of solutions and services in network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration, cloud computing and data center management. Our vertical industry applications are tailored to the needs of enterprises across sectors, including government, public utilities, energy, finance, transportation and power.

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About Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. TP currently offers 53 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 40 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The Polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These approaches ensure that TP graduates are economy relevant, future relevant and life relevant. For more information, please visit

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