Huawei and neXgen partner for smart cities
Huawei and nexGen Group to jointly develop smart city solutions
Huawei has signed a strategic partnership with smart city advisory and managed services provider neXgen Group.
Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on creation and delivery of smart city solutions. The partnership will combine the solutions expertise of both companies with the neXgen's smart-city-as-a-service expertise and consulting experience.
The agreement is based on neXgen's existing partnership with telecoms operator Zain. Zain made a strategic investment in neXgen earlier in the year, to create a smart city business unit. The new partnership with Huawei will mainly focus on Zain's operating footprint of Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South Sudan.
Huawei and neXgen will cooperate in the Smart City Go-to-Market (GTM) across the region. The collaboration covers the design, release and marketing of joint Smart City solutions for smart districts and logistics, smart safety and security, and smart healthcare services. The agreement also covers cooperation in Smart Internet of things (IoT), and Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) technologies.
The strategic alliance agreement was signed between Terry He, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Middle East, and Ghazi Atallah, CEO of neXgen Group - in the presence of Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer, and Huawei Middle East President, Charles Yang.
"This strategic collaboration with Huawei, a global ICT leader, will bring readily deployable solutions for Smart Cities and Districts, enabling our clients across the region to leverage these innovative services in their digital transformation journey. Delivering simple and effective services to our customers from our industry collaboration efforts is always our overarching goal." said Ghazi Atallah, CEO of neXgen Group.
"This partnership is in line with our strategy to build an ecosystem that involves various industry players to enable an open, better connected world. This alliance allows us to capitalize on neXgen's regional presence and know-how while addressing the ever-growing appetite for smart city solutions in Middle East," said Mohamad Sharara, President of Zain Key Account Dept, Huawei ME.