Monday , October 22 2018 Ausdroid » News » Huawei unveils an Innovation Centre in Sydney to showcase its 5G and IoT capabilites


Huawei are indeed a powerhouse when it comes to telecommunications equipment. To showcase their innovations to the Australian public they have launched a Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre (CSIC) in Sydney this week.

In a bid to show their commitment to the Australian telecommunications industry the new centre is a place for customers, partners and stakeholders to meet with Huawei executives and engineers to “optimise products and solutions as well as plan for future projects (for example, the 5G infrastructure within Australia).

The centre is designed to allow contributions to an open ecosystem for Australia’s ICT industry. The scope of the platform will allow for designing, developing, and testing solutions across 5G and IoT, driving an open industry ecosystem, and accelerating digital economy transformation for both the public and private sectors. Work is expected to involve the future of telecoms networks, IoT, Video and “Big Data”.

Huawei Australia Chairman, John Lord, commented on how Huawei can help Australians now and into the future:

Australia is at a pivotal stage in its digital transformation. Our customers in Australia are among some of the most innovative in the world and Huawei wants to continue partnering with them. We have worked hard to become a global leader in technologies such as 5G, cloud and IoT, vital for Australian business and industry over the next few years. Australians tell me they want to embrace technological change. Huawei is more than willing to work with them, even if those aspirations are uniquely Australian and local, to connect with the world.

It sounds very positive and geared towards winning the hearts and minds of the general public (before they can be poisoned by the current US government’s world view) although they stated that the centre was in no way related to the 5G network project currently being debated in parliament (and the public). Huawei used the launch to state that Huawei is entirely employee-owned and have more than 700 staff in Australia and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

If you are situated anywhere near the Huawei CSIC in Chatswood, Sydney, head in and check it out. Let us know what you think.

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Cenakhoa Nguyen
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Guys, where is the comment of a dude mentioning about the destabilisation problem in future war?

Blue
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Blue

So are we trusting them or are we not?

Chris Rowland
Ausdroid Director

I’m not sure on trusting Huawei, but I’m solidifying my view in distrusting most custodians of big data. Data breaches are only becoming more and more frequent, and the impact larger and larger.

Iceage
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Iceage

Evidence? How about this https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/9875582
Huawei says they are not connected to the government and that might be so … at the moment. But in case the government asks them to collect and hand over sensitive data do you really think there is any chance of them saying “no”?

Chris Rowland
Ausdroid Director

I’d be very interested to see what they actually found the Huawei equipment doing … but I suspect we never will.

Joseph Shecks
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Joseph Shecks

Evidence?

Cenakhoa Nguyen
Ausdroid Reader

There are a dude working hard in comment section asking for evidences for the misdeed of Huawei. Ausdroid user please help me to try out the Huawei keyboard on their phones, may be try them at jbhifi. The phone continuously nagging you to switch back to its keyboard since the moment you chose a different default keyboard. What a sneaking and disturbing move. Of course the American companies had allegedly collected your data in recent year, I trust the American legal system much more than that of the Chinese, look at how Facebook is forced to displayed advertisements run by… Read more »

Joseph Shecks
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Joseph Shecks

I’ve owned 4 Huawei phones in the last 18months. That literally never happens. Demo software resists changes, as its DEMO SOFTWARE. Not for personal use, and set up in a very specific way.

Just Stop.

Chris Rowland
Ausdroid Director

I’ve owned or used most of Huawei’s phones in the last five years, and not once has any of them prompted me to switch back to Huawei’s default keyboard. What a load of crap. Better yet, I’ve never heard of anyone complaining of Huawei doing this.

Other companies’ phones – e.g. Oppo – prompt users to switch back to default Messaging app, citing “better experience”, but that’s about the most obvious I’ve seen. Huawei don’t do this.

Cenakhoa Nguyen
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I have confirmed with my Chinese friend acknowledging that there are 2 versions of Huawei phone, one for Chinese market, one for International market. What I have experienced might be the Chinese version of the Huawei mate 10, I am 100% sure that the Chinese version had the above issue. Huawei DID it, we just don’t know where and when for sure.

Chris Rowland
Ausdroid Director

I’ve used Huawei phones localised for Australia, Europe, Middle East and mainland China… never seen it. Sorry mate.

Cenakhoa Nguyen
Ausdroid Reader

You are a single language user I might guess, could you do me a flavor by adding extra language to Huawei Swype keyboard and Gboard, should be Chinese. Then try to press the change language button on both keyboards and switching between keyboards on the chinese version of huawei, just 3 months ago, I did it and the phone always gave extra annoying pop-up for sure.

calvin neo
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calvin neo

evidence?

calvin neo
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calvin neo

Yes do your research guys, Dont rely on what medias say and US. US is not the first time lie to the world. remember? it is all about money for US! if 5G goes to US company, they can make so much money fr us. if people want to spy at u, they can spy u from facebook, microsoft and icloud and google.

SteveT
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SteveT

Obviously a glorified marketing strategy to persuade the Australian government and citizens that this company is not under Chinese government control.

calvvin
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calvvin

telstra used to belong to government. can u trust them? where is the evidence from your comnent

Cenakhoa Nguyen
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Yes I trust Australian government more than Chinese Government, even though they had their own issues

Joseph Shecks
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Joseph Shecks

Evidence?

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