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.