On Wednesday, 24 April, Huawei announced the launch of its new cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) innovation lab in Singapore during its Huawei Cloud Summit 2019.
The lab will be at Changi Business Park, where Huawei’s International and Enterprise office is also located.
According to Huawei’s President of Wireless Solution, Edward Deng, this new facility will be an ‘open lab’ that’s “available for everyone to use”.
Businesses, government agencies, developers and students can benefit from access to the lab’s cloud technology, robotic solutions and AI development kits to carry out research and projects.
Deng also mentioned, in particular, that he hopes the lab can be used to work on projects targeting environmental conservation efforts, such as preventing pollution and managing disasters.
The launch has received support from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)’s Chief Executive, Tan Kiat How.
IMDA is “very pleased to invite all cloud service providers, important technology players from around the world to be part of [Singapore’s] ecosystem”, said Tan.
At the moment, Huawei has declined to reveal the lab’s capacity and a date when it will be officially open to public users.
Furthering The Cloud Business In S’pore And Asia
Along with this, the Chinese tech giant also launches its cloud services in Singapore, with plans to make it one of their largest nodes outside China.
At the summit, Huawei Cloud has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with a number of companies, including data firms Veritas and ADVANCE.AI, and Thai telecom CAT.
Beyond this move, Huawei International Chief Executive Nicholas Ma says the firm will not just be investing more in cloud and AI, but also “in 5G and the enterprise business”.
Huawei plans to invest “hundreds of millions” in Singapore and the Asia Pacific markets in the next few years.
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