Huawei, has launched its OpenLab Bangkok to provide one-stop ICT infrastructure support for enterprises as well as to facilitate the Thailand’s digital transformation drive.
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Ning Fukui, Chinese ambassador, and David Sun, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Southeast Asia Region, Huawei Technologies, preside at the inauguration ceremony.
With a total investment of US$15 million, the OpenLab Bangkok is the 7th of Huawei worldwide, following the previous ones in Suzhou, Mexico, Munich, Singapore, Johannesburg and Dubai. It situates on a 2,000 square meters space at G Tower that houses Huawei Thailand’s new headquarters.
The OpenLab Bangkok will support customers and partners in the industry digital transformation, offering them an open platform and data center resources, help solve the solution testing and speed up innovations. It will also help promoting industry ecosystem development, and provide ICT training service.
The OpenLab Bangkok will facilitate Huawei’s joint innovation and solution launches with its customers and partners in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, from various sectors including Smart City, Public Safety, Smart Grid, Finance, Education, Transport, and Internet Ser-vice Providers.
According to David Sun, Huawei will continue to make contributions to Thailand in many areas including through working together with the public and private sectors, and research organizations to build the ecosystem, transforming vertical industries, as well as to continue to provide the best device experience to Thai consumers.
The OpenLab Bangkok will offer ICT training (800 persons/year); ICT Career Certification (500 persons/year); and Proof Concept Testing (150 persons/year). It is also expected to welcome more than 20 batches of ICT startup companies’ visit or communication annually.
Among the OpenLab Bangkok’s collaboration projects include the Provincial Electricity Authority’s Power ICT Solutions Innovation Project; The Royal Thai Police Public Safety eLTE Trunking Joint Innovtion Project; and the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang’s Smart City Startup Cooperation Project.
Partners stationed in the Bangkok OpenLab include more than 40 international and local partners including SAP, Microsoft, Honeywell, Bombardier, Oracle, Accenture, and INFOSYS.