By GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) will promote the development of an industrial internet ecosystem following the unveiling IIC-Huawei Ecosystem OpenLab.
The announcement has been made at the just-concluded Huawei Connect 2017.
IIC is a world-leading industrial Internet organization that is dedicated to helping achieve digital transformation through the promotion of an industrial internet.
Huawei and IIC have common targets and interest points in the industrial internet domain.
Both parties plan to establish industry labs and establish testbeds that are based on a Smart City Ecosystem Lab and an Urban Railway Ecosystem Lab to begin cooperation in the smart city and transportation domains.
That will be followed by the move to energy, manufacturing, and other
industries, conducting replication and promotion with OpenLabs around the world, promoting the development of an industrial Internet ecosystem.
Huawei has set out its global OpenLab plan.
Huawei Enterprise BG Industrial Marketing and Solutions President, Yu Dong said the ecosystem OpenLab is an important cooperation point between IIC and Huawei OpenLab.
IIC Chief Technology Officer, Stephen Mellor, said OpenLabs can support IIC’s testbed programme in a wide range of fields.
“We hope that in the future we can cooperate in all aspects and jointly drive the construction of an industrial Internet ecosystem,” Mellor said.
Huawei had already opened seven OpenLabs focused on enterprise customers: they are in Suzhou, Munich, Mexico, Singapore, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Bangkok.
The plan includes investing US$200 million in the next three years until a target of 20 is reached.
By GIFT NDOLWANE