Huawei to up­grade cen­tre in Malaysia

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

KUALA LUMPUR: Huawei Tech­nolo­gies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd plans to plough at least RM15 mil­lion in in­vest­ments over the next three years to up­grade its newly-launched Cus­tomer So­lu­tion In­te­gra­tion and In­no­va­tion Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­tre.

Its chief mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer (South Pa­cific Re­gion) Lim Chee Siong said the in­vest­ments would also fa­cil­i­tate the cre­ation of a big data cen­tre, as well as other hard­ware fa­cil­i­ties.

“The RM15 mil­lion in­vest­ment is for the upgra­da­tion of the over­all hub, in­clud­ing the back-end sys­tem.

“We will also plough up more in­vest­ments, de­pend­ing on the pro­gramme we are im­ple­ment­ing in the in­dus­try dur­ing that time,” he told re­porters af­ter the launch of its Cus­tomer So­lu­tion In­te­gra­tion and In­no­va­tion Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­tre here yes­ter­day.

Lim said Huawei Malaysia, which has so far this year sold 100,000 units of smart­phones, aimed to double the sales by year-end.

Huawei cur­rently has be­tween 10% and 15% mar­ket share in the mo­bile seg­ment in Malaysia, he said.

Lim said Huawei was likely to sell 10 mil­lion P9 smart­phones na­tion­wide this year, while the global to­tal sales was ex­pected to hit 140 mil­lion.

For the first half of this year, Huawei’s telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion op­er­a­tions in Malaysia grew be­tween 15% and 20%.

“We ex­pect a 20% growth this year, driven by our de­vices, as well as our telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion op­er­a­tions,” he said.

Lim said Huawei ex­pected its global rev­enue to reach US$80 bil­lion (RM332.8 bil­lion) by year-end from US$60 bil­lion last year, bol­stered by its de­vices seg­ment, as well as its telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion op­er­a­tions. – Ber­nama

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