CYBERJAYA, Malaysia — Building on its commitment to Malaysia’s transformation into a Smart Digital Nation, Huawei launched the Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Center (CSIC) here in Cyberjaya today. The facility was inaugurated this morning by Y.B. Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Salleh Said Keruak, Minister of Communications & Multimedia Malaysia.

Applications and experience are driving the future of the all connected world. Huawei CSIC is a global network of dedicated and global innovative state-of-the-art experience labs that allow interested parties to experience, architect, validate and build information and communication technology (ICT) solutions and applications. The showcase at CSIC aggregates over 120 global reference applications and services from Huawei’s clients and research & development (R&D) labs. Building on Malaysia’s ICT Hub aspirations, Huawei’s new Cyberjaya installation will serve strategically as the southern pacific regional innovation center.

“ICT innovative capability is the key index of a country’s competitiveness. Every government is considering how to speed up the ICT development to improve the economy and social well-being. CSIC is another commitment that Huawei made to support the Malaysia Government and industries to build a better connected smart digital nation,” said Kevin Zhang, President of Huawei Corporate Marketing.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Huawei Malaysia CEO, Abraham Liu said, “Malaysia has been making tremendous progress in ICT development namely under Vision 2020 guidelines. The high speed broadband ( HSBB ) network has laid a solid foundation for the smart digital nation development. We are very pleased to see that the Malaysia government has set the vision of smart digital nation by launching the ‘IoT Roadmap’ and the Smart Community Initiatives. However, to achieve smart digital nation and regional ICT hub status, the need for the industry to be smarter and faster is pivotal now more than ever. CSIC as an integrated ICT experience platform will boost the transformation speed of the way we govern, conduct businesses, live, work and play.”

In conjunction with the CSIC opening, Huawei also launched a white paper titled “Accelerating A Smart Digital, Building a Better Connected World”. The white paper explores the ICT strategies towards Smart Digital Nation. A combination of top down and bottoms up methodologies are recommended for the smart framework implementation approach. The whitepaper also outlines the ICT infrastructure to enable the adoption of smart applications.

“In order to efficiently drive and implement the transformation initiatives and with the growing demand on broadband, challenges in providing Internet access to rural areas, building nationwide state-of-the-art ICT infrastructures as well as ensuring that people are tech savvy and ready for this evolutionary change must be addressed. Collaboration between key stakeholders is vital in order to further accelerate the smart digital nation vision and to bring Malaysians up to par with the industry demands and growth. Huawei is always looking for new opportunities to serve as the engine for Malaysia’s Smart Digital Nation efforts,” added Liu.

“As Malaysia strives towards Vision 2020, it is a transformative time for the nation, and Huawei remains Malaysia’s committed partner in this journey,” Abraham Liu concluded.

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