Huawei launches IoT incubator in Middle East
Vendor says cloud-based hosting centre to accelerate digital transformation in the region
Huawei, a global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has launched a multi-tenant Internet of Things (IoT) Hosting Centre in order to incubate the local digital ecosystem and accelerate IoT business development in the region.
Based on IoT hosting centre and ecosystem enablement, Huizhong and Hayat Communications are the first partners to obtain the Middle East IoT Hosting Centre's first NB-IoT enabled certificate.
According to Huawei, IoT Hosting Centre is the company's new and innovative platform as a service solution that provides OceanConnect services such as open device connectivity, device management and application enablement to customers across the Middle East region.
The vendor said it's designed to quickly develop IoT business in the Middle East with reduced initial investment cost compared to the CAPEX model while providing a fast time to market by plug and play deployment.
"IoT Hosting Centre and the Regional Experience Centre follow Huawei's series of initiatives and full commitment to developing IoT in the Middle East. These initiatives will help Middle East customers to focus on quick IoT business development while leaving the technological challenges to Huawei and partners," said Su Wang, VP of Marketing, Huawei Middle East.
Bai Jie, Head of Overseas Business at Huizhong, said: "IoT Hosting and Regional Experience centres allowed Huizhong to quickly integrate and verify our device compatibility with Huawei IoT System according to Middle East market requirements. IoT is a very complex industry, and device and use cases adaption to local requirements are paramount initiatives to develop IoT ecosystem in the Middle East."
Narinder, Oman country manager at Hayat Communications added that: "We are proud to be part of this revolutionary initiative, which is aimed at quickly developing the IoT ecosystem in the Middle East. Together, with Huawei and other partners, we are committed to accelerating Digital transformation in the Middle East."
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the SAMENA Telecom Leaders' Summit held in Dubai recently.