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Huawei promises to boost Thailand’s tech ecosystem

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Huawei Thailand CEO Abel Deng. THE NATION

Huawei promises to boost Thailand’s tech ecosystem

Huawei Thailand on Thursday announced its mission to build a thriving technology ecosystem in celebration of its 20th anniversary in Thailand.

In line with the theme Together for a Fully Connected, Intelligent Thailand, Huawei said it was committed to bringing the latest information and communications technology to the country.

“This year marks a significant milestone for Huawei, as we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in Thailand,” said Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand. “After 20 years in Thailand, we understand the market deeper than others and know how important innovation is for the future of Thailand.”

“The key to a country’s innovation ability lies in talents while the key to a country’s digital economy development is the industrial ecosystem. We have the responsibility to contribute more to Thailand, to shape a fully connected, intelligent Thailand together,” Deng said.

Since its establishment in Thailand in 1999, Huawei has been an important contributor to the development of Thailand’s ICT industry. The company successfully participated in the construction of 2G, 3G and 4G networks with innovative technologies.

“We are so proud to say that we made great contribution to Thailand in the past two decades. We are committed to be the enabler of Thailand 4.0, which fulfils our vision of ‘Bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world’,” Deng said.

Huawei has established its Southeast Asia regional headquarters, OpenLab Bangkok, Huawei Cloud Data Center, 5G Testbed, et cetera. Now, it has more than 3,200 employees in Thailand, 75 per cent of whom are locals.

‘Faster than others’

Last year, Huawei’s procurement in Thailand reached $196 million.

Deng also revealed that the Thai government and Huawei Thailand had recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). With this strategic MoU on Nurturing Thai Digital Workforce for Innovative and Sustainable Society, Huawei will strengthen knowledge-sharing and skills transfer and work with the Thai government, industrial organisations and enterprises to cultivate ICT digital talents and speed up Thailand 4.0.

Huawei will establish the Huawei Academy in Thailand, to explore and cultivate ICT talents, and enable Thailand 4.0.

With cutting-edge technologies such as Cloud, AI and Supercomputing, Huawei will enable the digital transformation of government departments and industries, facilitate start-up and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) innovations, incubate innovative ecosystem based on 5G and drive Thailand’s innovation capabilities, in order to jointly build the prosperous industrial ecosystem for the fully-connected, intelligent society, Deng said.

“5G technology will support the development of AI, and if Thailand could be ahead, it will be faster than others. 5G will be the significant infrastructure, Cloud + AI will create a digital economy. We respect the digital sovereignty of Thailand, start-ups and SMEs from the world around can plant their ‘own crops’ in the ‘fertile soil’, the open source platform provided by Huawei. With the digital ecosystem, Thailand can establish its own digital society,” said Deng.

As part of the celebrations marking Huawei Thailand’s 20th anniversary, Huawei will be showcasing its new vision of Thailand and achievements in creating rich ecosystems in Thailand on the theme of Together for a Fully Connected, Intelligent Thailand during the Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019 to be held at Bitec, Bangkok, from October 28-30.

The event will be hosted by Digital Economy Promotion Agency, which is under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

The Huawei Thailand pavilion at the Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019 will feature 400sqm of floor space divided into five zones covering the fully connected smart ecosystem in Thailand and showcasing Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services in 5G, 5G ecosystem, smart city, Huawei cloud and Huawei mobile.

These events will also help introduce a new ecosystem strategy from Huawei Thailand.

Huawei will be showcasing its vision and achievements in creating rich ecosystems in Thailand – including 5G innovations, smart cities, cloud + AI, and mobile developers.

These leading technologies will bring digital innovations to every person, home and organisation.

Experts from Huawei will join the conversation on many different topics to be explored at the event – ranging from 5G and the Internet of Things to smart city, cloud, and AI.



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