Huawei and Melaka ICT Holding in smart city pact
By Digital News Asia September 23, 2015
- Partnership comes on heels of Huawei’s Smart City launch
- Melaka ICT Holdings is a state-backed company
HUAWEI Malaysia said it has signed what it called ‘Notes of Understanding’ with Melaka ICT Holding to collaborate, especially to contribute to smart city initiatives in Malaysia.
Melaka ICT Holding is a state-backed company from Melaka, incorporated in 2003, mooted by the Chief Minister of the state then, Mohd Ali Rustam. Its current chairman is Chief Minister Idris Haron, who witnessed the signing between the two companies.
“The Smart City initiative is part of the bigger technology infrastructure and economic development blueprint in Malaysia,” said Melaka ICT Holding deputy chairman Wizan Abdul Ghani.
“Melaka ICT Holding is proud to contribute as the nation gears up for its Smart City initiatives … leveraging on Huawei’s ICT industry expertise, cutting edge end-to-end security and innovative technology solutions, and our local reach,” he added.
Earlier this year, Huawei launched its Smart City solutions in Malaysia at its two-day ICT Roadshow.
“Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address existing challenges,” said Huawei Malaysia chief executive officer Abraham Liu.
“Malaysia has vast potential to leverage technology for public services and the safety of its citizens. With its strong focus on digital inclusion, Malaysia has the potential to be a bellwether in sustainable ‘smart country’ initiatives in the Asean region,” he added.
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