NEW DOHA-BASED INNOVATION LAB
Ooredoo and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to open a next-generation Innovations Lab in Qatar, at a ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Based at Ooredoo's Qatar Data Centre 5, the facility will develop, test and demonstrate next-generation information technology and communication solutions, including Mobile Broadband, 5G, digital transformation, Internet of Things solutions, 4K video enhancements, among others. Huawei will provide technical support for Ooredoo's research in the lab, including offering training courses and supporting knowledge transfer between the two companies. Huawei and Ooredoo will collaborate on an imple- mentation process for new young talent in Qatar, and regularly organise technical and management training to deliver sustainable results. The lab will not only be a platform for proof-of-concept projects, but will also demonstrate innovative solutions to partners, enabling them to assess and ultimately use new technologies to enhance their business performance. The agreement was signed by Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, and Eric Xu, Rotating CEO, Huawei, in the presence of senior Ooredoo and Huawei executives.