Huawei to in­vest $81 mil­lion in South­east Asia

The Myanmar Times - - News - AUNG KYAW NYUNT aungkyawnyunt@mm­

Huawei, a Chi­nese in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy (ICT) com­pany, will in­vest US$81 mil­lion (K1.10 bil­lion) in South­east Asian coun­tries to implement is three-year de­vel­oper en­able­ment plan, said James Wu, pres­i­dent of South­east Asia Huawei Tech­nolo­gies Co Ltd.

Huawei’s de­vel­oper en­able­ment plan will build open labs where IT ex­perts can conduct re­search for ecosys­tem development, cre­ation and in­no­va­tion of tech­nolo­gies, as well as tech­no­log­i­cal plat­forms.

The pro­gramme will also pro­vide as­sis­tance to cloud devel­op­ers with Huawei cloud de­vel­oper pro­gramme, and sup­port tal­ented youths through its ICT tal­ent development pro­gramme, Wu said dur­ing the Huawei Asia-Pa­cific In­no­va­tion Day in Bangkok last week.

“Huawei is hop­ing that it can pri­mar­ily fo­cus and foster devel­op­ers and tal­ented youngsters in South­east Asia. We have more than 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in ICT,” he said.

Wu said $23 mil­lion of its in­vest­ment will be used for the con­struc­tion of open labs, $50 mil­lion will be for Huawei cloud de­vel­oper pro­gramme, and $8 mil­lion will be used for the ICT tal­ent development pro­gramme.

Plans are be­ing made to build open labs in Bangkok, Thai­land, and New Delhi, In­dia.

“Within three years, we will in­vest $50 mil­lion to come up with about 100,000 devel­op­ers in re­gional coun­tries, in­clud­ing Myan­mar,” Wu said.

The ICT tal­ent development pro­gramme will not only bring up young ICT ex­perts but will es­tab­lish pro­grammes and open train­ing cen­tres for grad­u­ate stu­dents.

“We will open our po­ten­tial to part­ners in the re­gion via ap­pli­ca­tion pro­gram­ming in­ter­face (API) and development plat­forms. For devel­op­ers, this is a huge op­por­tu­nity to make their busi­ness big­ger and cre­ate so­lu­tions for huge busi­nesses aim­ing to tran­si­tion to dig­i­tal sys­tems,” he said.

API al­lows devel­op­ers to cre­ate ap­pli­ca­tions which ac­cess the fea­tures or data of an op­er­at­ing sys­tem, ap­pli­ca­tion, or other ser­vices.

Photo: Aung Kyaw Nyunt

A Huawei ex­ec­u­tive talks at the com­pany’s Asia-Pa­cific In­no­va­tion Day in Bangkok.

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