Huawei to help drive Singapore's digital economy push

Enterprise Innovation editors
21 Jul 2017
Daily News

Huawei has entered a strategic partnership with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to accelerate the nation’s digital economy thrust.

The company has likewise entered agreements with Keppel Data Centres, and Ascent Solutions also related to Singapore’s digital economy future for a Smart Nation.

The partnerships aim to enhance industry collaboration, enable local companies to scale globally, empower the workforce with skills relevant for the digital economy as well as equipping companies with the technology and knowledge to build strong digital capabilities in a sustainable manner.

Huawei, IMDA, and Keppel Data Centres will focus on a two-year strategic collaboration to explore the technical feasibility of a first-of-its-kind high-rise green data center building.

Huawei and IMDA will also collaborate to accelerate the growth of local SMEs by leveraging Huawei’s technical expertise and facilities, go-to-market opportunities and global business network.

Further, Huawei will support Ascent Solutions as its technology enabler, allowing the local company to tap Huawei’s global business network and explore overseas opportunities.

In addition, IMDA and Huawei will jointly promote deeper talent and capability building among local ICT students.

This initiative will include 45 overseas training stints and internship opportunities for students to explore new capabilities in technology areas critical to the future such as the IoT, 5G, and cybersecurity.

First published in Enterprise Innovation

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