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Chinese Technology Giant Huawei Opens ‘Market-Oriented’ OpenLab in India

It will offer ICT training to nearly 400 personnel per year and provide "ICT Career Certification" to 250 engineers per year; and "Proof of Concept Training" to nearly 100 engineers annually, Huawei said

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Huawei unveils quad-camera phone Y9 in India. (IANS)

To accelerate enterprise digitisation in India and help the industry test and develop innovative solutions, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Friday launched its first “market-oriented” OpenLab in the country which is the company’s 12th such facility globally.

“Over the next three years, Huawei will be investing $23 million jointly in its OpenLabs in India and Thailand. These facilities will provide platforms for customers and partners to innovate together using Huawei’s ICT capabilities and India’s local talent,” said Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India.

Compared to traditional technology-centric labs, Huawei said its OpenLab Delhi will be market-oriented, and aims to develop hardware and software services as well as solutions based on customers’ requirements during their digital transformation.

Built as a part of Huawei’s Global OpenLab Programme, the OpenLab Delhi will provide Huawei ecosystem partners and customers a platform to freely test and customise their solutions.

The OpenLab Delhi will focus on driving smart city innovations in areas as diverse as IoT (Internet of Things), smart building, smart campus (perimeter alarm, smart parking, energy efficiency management and visitor management), smart transportation, intelligent video surveillance solutions and convergent command and control solutions, Huawei said.

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The OpenLab Delhi will focus on driving smart city innovations in areas as diverse as IoT (Internet of Things).

“In the future we will extend the range of solutions to digital banking, smart energies, and more and more areas,” Derek Hao, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei India, told IANS.

“With this OpenLab, Huawei looks to serve India as well as global partners and customers leveraging its global expertise, talents, technologies, and customer business successes,” he said, adding that the facility will serve as a co-innovation platform for Huawei, its customers and partners for incubating industry solutions to address the challenges of digital transformation.

The OpenLab Delhi, located at the company’s Gurugram headquarters, will also be providing training and certification to Indian ICT talent in the latest technologies.

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It will offer ICT training to nearly 400 personnel per year and provide “ICT Career Certification” to 250 engineers per year; and “Proof of Concept Training” to nearly 100 engineers annually, Huawei said.

In the first three quarters, Huawei achieved 60 per cent growth in the enterprise business in India, compared to the growth achieved in the three quarters of last year, Hao said, adding the the Huawei Enterprise Business Group is now serving top manufacturing, retail and large enterprise customers in India. (IANS)

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Flipkart Brings First Nokia-branded Smart TV in India: Report

The visuals of the TV are bolstered with "MEMC" technology, which eliminates blurs and judders for a screen shift devoid of lags, thus, offering better picture definition

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New e-commerce norms to impact e-tailers: Flipkart. IANS

Flipkart on Thursday launched the Nokia Smart TV in India as part of their strategic partnership. Priced at Rs 41,999, the Nokia-branded smart TV is currently available in a 55-inch variant and features “Sound by JBL”.

The smart TV will be available on the e-commerce platform starting December 10 and the firm will expand the line up of 4K variants in the coming months.

“The acoustics of the Nokia Smart TV has been engineered by JBL, which will let customers experience clear vocal tones and minimal harmonic distortion. True to JBL’s brand recall, the Nokia Smart TV will also enjoy deep bass tones, typically popular with Indian audiences,” the company said in a statement.

Notably, this is the first time that JBL is extending its audio expertise in television space in India.

The TV is powered by 24 watt built-in speakers, “DTS TruSurround” and Dolby Audio to enhance the overall audio experience.

Flipkart will provide complete TV protection for Nokia-branded smart TVs, which is available at a launch price of Rs 999.

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Flipkart earlier entered into a strategic partnership with Nokia to launch Nokia smart TVs in India. Wikimedia Commons

The programme gives consumers a coverage of three years against manufacturing defects and accidental damages, along with a guaranteed buyback value at the end of three years.

The Nokia Smart TV offers intelligent dimming that helps produce deeper blacks through accurate backlight control and a wide colour gamut.

It comes with the Android 9.0 Operating System (OS) that will allow users access a host of apps on the Android TV Play Store.

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It sports a quad-core processor and 2.25GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

The visuals of the TV are bolstered with “MEMC” technology, which eliminates blurs and judders for a screen shift devoid of lags, thus, offering better picture definition. (IANS)