Huawei invests $2 mln in OpenLab training centre

Huawei Technologies has invested 36 million Egyptian pounds ($2 million) to establish a training centre in the Smart Village on an area of 400 metre square.

The Chinese tech giant is seeking to double the area of the training centre to 1,000 metre square within the next two years, Hala Aranda, Senior Manager of Public Relations and Government Affairs Department at Huawei Egypt, told Amwal Al Ghad.

The company operates through four functional centres: Partner Development Centre, Solution Joint Innovation Centre, Talent Training and Certification Centre, and Industry Experience Centre, Aranda said.

Aranada added that the company is cooperating with 120 partners through OpenLab, which focuses on the innovative areas of public safety, smart grid, smart city, smart government, and smart education.

Cairo OpenLab is an important part of Huawei’s global OpenLab plan as Huawei serves local regions through its global expertise, talents, technologies, and customer business successes. As a result, Huawei contributes to industry ICT ecosystem development locally.

Compared to traditional technology-centric labs, Huawei OpenLab is market-oriented, and aims to develop hardware and software services as well as solutions with industry alliances and partners based on customers’ requirements during their digital transformation.