Huawei Partners with Dubai Internet City for a New HQ

In a bid to further expand and deploy its global technological expertise and support the strategic vision of the UAE, Huawei has partnered with Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of TECOM Group, to set up its national headquarters within DIC, the region’s largest ICT and technology community.

The long-term investment for the new headquarters will serve as a platform to serve the UAE’s digitization agenda and build upon Dubai’s knowledge economy, as well as support the Emirate’s vision to become an innovation-led economy and a Smart City.

The signing ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Al Gergawi – Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Federal Government of the UAE, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani – Group CEO of TECOM Group, Malek Al Malek, CEO TECOM Business Parks, Majed Al Suwaidi – Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City, Charles Ding – Global Senior Vice President of Huawei Technologies, Charles Yang – Middle East President, Huawei Technologies and David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE.

Commenting at the signing ceremony Malek Al Malek, CEO TECOM Business Parks said, “Fortune 500 companies like Huawei continuously investing and aligning with the ICT vision of the UAE marks a strong endorsement of this country’s strategic leadership to make UAE the smartest country in the world. We welcome Huawei’s expanded growth in the UAE and in turn contribute to achieving a quantum leap in ICT solutions at across all levels in the nation.”

With its technological innovation, international and local experience, Huawei UAE is now well positioned to collaboratively support the local government in its pursuit for innovation solutions to make UAE the smartest country, in turn making its people the happiest in the world.

Today, a large part of what Huawei does is to bring forth the capabilities and experiences needed to be a strategic value added partner on smart city initiatives across the country. Through its customer-centric approach over the years, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio in the UAE that can add value and support the building of a knowledge economy and make the UAE’s digital transformation possible.

“Globally, the UAE is a key market for Huawei as it exemplifies the highest ambition in ICT growth. Over the years we have been effectively connecting systems, businesses, cities, societies and people around the region. Now with our expanded presence and international capabilities to match UAE’s ICT vision, we look forward to redefining the landscape by being a catalyst to further improving efficiency and transforming industries and being part of the UAE growth story,” said Charles Ding, Senior Vice President, Huawei.

“The UAE government has played an invaluable and significantly commendable role in advancing the country’s innovation agenda. Aligning with the nation’s vision, Huawei has supported UAE’s ongoing initiatives to use the power of technology to pioneer smart services, solutions and applications for the wider community. The establishment of our new headquarters in Dubai Internet City is further testament to our commitment and relentless pursuit for technological excellence as we bridge our global R&D capabilities combined with a seamless knowledge transfer to support the transformation agenda of the UAE,” added Charles.

“Dubai Internet City has been a successful business community for over 16 years, and together with Huawei, we have pioneered growth across the UAE’s ICT sector. Huawei’s expansion is a clear demonstration of sector development across the UAE and the wider region, and we are honoured to be partnering with our longstanding business partner to support their growth further. We look forward to working closely with Huawei to encourage innovation and creativity, as well as industry growth, and support the development of new technology over the coming years,” said Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City.

As part of its next chapter and from its base in DIC, Huawei UAE plans to embrace the UAE’s ICT transformation and continue working with governments, business partners, operators and consumers to build a better connected world. This will include leveraging the brand’s international experiences in supporting the UAE’s own national transformation agenda. Huawei has operations in 170 countries, and that has given the company great insight into lessons that can be valuable to the UAE. Huawei has been pioneering technologies and providing support to global markets including Singapore and Germany with their digitization agenda.

Globalised resource deployment and localised business operations have been instrumental towards Huawei’s exponential growth and success in the region and particularly in the UAE. During its course of business, Huawei has also set up a technological support and logistics hub in Dubai and also initiated an annual CSR program to train HCT students in the field of IT. The company will continue to leverage these strengths to support local communities and serve them better and most importantly be a part of UAE’s success story.

“Since our establishment in the UAE, the company has witnessed exponential growth, with the strong support of TECOM Group and the local government for a conducive business environment. Being a global company, Huawei has a strong legacy of innovation with over 75,000 engineers globally specialized with over USD$6.6 billion invested into various R&D programs. With the invaluable support from our global HQ, a strong team for seamless knowledge transfer and experience from 170 countries, Huawei is well-poised to support the UAE transformation agenda including nurturing local talent.  We truly feel that we are the best partner in helping governments achieve their visions for building smarter cities and making citizens happier and we look forward to serving the UAE and its people better,” concluded David Wang, CEO, Huawei UAE.

The 92,000 square feet headquarters, located in Dubai Internet City, will host its three core business divisions including Carrier Business Group, Enterprise Business Group and the Consumer Business Group.
Source: Gulf Today