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Huawei recently announced the opening of its first Southern Pacific OpenLab in Singapore.

Huawei recently announced the opening of its first Southern Pacific OpenLab in Singapore.

SP OpenLab SingaporeLocated in Singapore, the Southern Pacific Openlab will act as an incubation centre for joint collaboration on industry solutions with leading software and industry partners to build a competitive industry ecosystem, according to Huawei's press release.

It is an open end-to-end one-stop ICT Infrastructure platform where partners can verify their solutions in actual network environment, leverage training opportunities in research, marketing and solutions delivery, and  use marketing funds to develop and incentivise channel partners.

Visitors to the facility will also be able to experience first-hand solutions for smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), public safety, ISP, Education, Finance, and Transportation.

The Southern Pacific Openlab will also 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.

"Huawei's Southern Pacific OpenLab empowers enterprises to quickly respond to new market opportunities and develop competitive, commercialised solutions by testing technical solutions in a real network environment. This open, collaborative platform enables enterprises to capitalise on the aggregate value of industry-leading technology and expertise while facilitating development of the industry ecosystem to create greater value for customers," said Todd Sun, VP of Marketing and Solutions Sales Dept., Huawei Southern Pacific Enterprise Business.

Helping develop smarter cities

The centre also aims to play an important role in developing smarter, safer cities by enabling local industry partners and customers in Singapore and the region to accelerate digital innovation.

"Visibility, intelligence and collaboration are keys to building safer cities that will encourage the further development of smarter cities. Huawei has c-ooperated with industry experts through Openlabs to provide innovative solutions in this sector," said Sun.

"In 2014, Huawei partnered Hexagon Solutions 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," he explained.

To date, Huawei has established 10 interconnected Openlabs across the globe to help enterprises across various industries accelerate digital transformation.

New appointment

In related news, Huawei has appointed Koh Hong-Eng as the Global Public Safety Expert for its Enterprise Business Group.

Koh is a thought leader in Public Safety and Justice (PSJ) and is the resident expert in Huawei on the use of ICT in enabling and differentiating PSJ agencies for a safer city and nation.

Prior to joining Huawei, Koh spent more than 15 years in Oracle, including Sun Microsystems which was acquired by Oracle.