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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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Huawei to Launch Foldable 5G Smartphone ‘Mate X’ in India

The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date

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However, the company had said at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona that the foldable device's availability would depend on the 5G network in the country. Wikimedia

 Premium smartphone maker Huawei on Wednesday said it would launch its foldable 5G smartphone ‘Mate X’ in India in 2019.

According to the smartphone player, Mate X would be launched by mid-year and considering India as an important market, it would be introduced here soon after.

According to Wally Yang, Senior Product Marketing Director, Huawei Consumer Business Group: “India is an important market for us and we have been consistently investing and expanding our footprint in the market.”

“The unveiling of the ‘HUAWEI Mate X’ was the first key for consumers to open the door to 5G smart living. We want our customers here to witness Huawei’s global 5G technological strength, and experience this technology marvel,” he added.

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The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date. Pixabay

However, the company had said at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona that the foldable device’s availability would depend on the 5G network in the country.

The device houses the latest Leica cameras, supporting advanced imaging features to date.

The foldable design lets the camera system play the role of both front and rear cameras. When folded, the HUAWEI Mate X shows a view finder on both sides so even the subjects in the frame can contribute to the creative process, the company said.

As Huawei’s first 5G smartphone, the Mate X runs on the Balong 5000 chipset, which is the world’s first multi-mode 5G processor with 7nm process and thus supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G with a single chip.

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It features a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W “HUAWEI SuperCharge”. Pixabay

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With its “Falcon Wing Mechanical” hinge, when unfolded, the 6.6-inch dual display panel transforms into an 8-inch tablet that is only 5.4-mm thick.

It features a high-capacity 4500mAh battery supporting the world’s fastest 55W “HUAWEI SuperCharge”.

In just 30 minutes, the technology can charge the battery to 85 per cent. (IANS)