From left: Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka Economic and Commercial Counsellor Yang Zuoyuan, Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang and chief guest for the occasion Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando ceremoniously declare open Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) company, had unveiled its brand-new office in concurrence with the establishment of Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre (CSIC).
Both facilities are located at 16F, West Tower, World Trade Centre in Colombo. The establishment of CSIC is one of Huawei’s further contributions to support Sri Lanka’s digital economy.
The opening was patronized by the chief guest, Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando, Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka Economic and Commercial Counsellor Yang Zuoyuan and other government officials.
The newly-opened CSIC is a state-of-the-art centre that enables customers to experience, architect, validate and build ICT solutions. CSIC is built on the concept of cloud and leading IT infrastructures, where the customers can develop innovative ICT solutions, share Huawei global best practices and exchange ideas. It serves as a platform that enables joint innovation with customers based on their demands and business environments.
CSIC is a state-of-the-art centre furnished with 4K video, public safety demonstration devices, 120+ global showcases for business, technology and society. The centre has been formulated with the aim of providing customers with an opportunity to experience, plan, authenticate and build ICT solutions.
Fernando said, “As we progress to develop Sri Lanka to be a digitally empowered nation, the role of information communications technology becomes even more vital. The launch of the Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre would further help us to innovate as we work together to bridge the digital divide and help the citizens enhance their living standards and quality of life.”
He further added, “Huawei is the first global high technology company to establish an innovation centre in Sri Lanka which will support ICT development in Sri Lanka. I very much appreciate and praise the efforts for the further contribution by Huawei. I visited Huawei headquarters and I am very impressed about Huawei campus and innovation capability. Huawei spend over 10 percent from sales revenue for R&D every year. Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre in Colombo is a great platform where we can develop innovative ICT solutions. I wish more youth and students can visit the centre and witness how a global ICT company innovates.”
Customers will be exposed to global best practices, provide an avenue for idea exchange and business solution innovation. In addition to the strengthened network solutions, customers can also experience Huawei Enterprise Business innovative solutions such as safe city and the latest Huawei smartphones.
Compared to a traditional exhibition centre, the CSIC is built on the concept of cloud. Huawei has incorporated its global resources to build a huge cloud which will include entities such as Huawei global best practices. The CSIC’s physical environment was also set up in a manner where the best infrastructure and most comfortable environment can be well-executed efficiently.
Xianliang said, “The establishment of CSIC is the connections with the MoU that Sri Lanka government signed with Huawei during prime minister and I visited Huawei headquarter in China last year. As a global leading ICT company, Huawei’s value and contribution will support ICT development in Sri Lanka.”
Commenting on the opening, Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Shunli Wang said, “The establishment of CSIC is one of Huawei further contributions to support Sri Lanka’s digital economy and ICT development following the national broadband forum and the Seeds For the Future programme we organised last year. We are willing to share our global best practice and experience and work with the stakeholders to make innovations and support Sri Lanka to be a digitally empowered nation. We keep innovation and exploring new possibilities to drive the progress and be openness to tap into collective wisdom.”
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider, focused on the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer and cloud computing fields. Huawei products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei began its operations in Sri Lanka in 2005. At present, Huawei works with Sri Lankan operators to provide network service for about 70 percent population in Sri Lanka. Huawei’s smartphone are well welcomed by Sri Lanka consumers.