Huawei launches Kuwait innovation and training center

KUWAIT: Huawei, a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider, yesterday launched its landmark 'Huawei Kuwait Innovation and Training Center' to advance local ICT skills and provide Kuwaiti youth with hands-on experience on the latest technologies. Huawei also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kuwait's Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) that will see Huawei and CITRA boost cooperation in the ICT field through knowledge sharing, technology support and consultancy to achieve the target of Smart Kuwait.  The inauguration ceremony took place at Huawei Kuwait headquarters.

Huawei's new Training and Innovation Center is aimed at demonstrating and testing new and known solutions such as Smart City and Safe City that will be the pillar of the future society, relevant to both the public and the private sector. The partnership with CITRA builds on Huawei's long-term commitment to creating a better connected Kuwait and sees both parties working collaboratively to develop the local ICT industry in alignment with Kuwait Vision 2035, as set by HH the Amir.

"Huawei is committed to Kuwait's vision of becoming a Smart City and to deliver true ICT innovation that will see the government empowered to meet the needs of its society. We will achieve this through our technology-driven services and our new Training and Innovation Center, which will showcase the benefits of our technology in all aspects of the society," said Trevor Liu, CEO of Huawei Kuwait. "As Kuwait's ICT sector continues to grow and becomes a driving force in job creation and capability, Huawei will be right there supporting the government's vision to spearhead innovation and advance the ICT skills of the local population", he concluded.

The new Innovation and Training Center was inaugurated in the presence of the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, HE Hind Subaih Barak Al Subaih; the Chairman and CEO of Kuwait's Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), HE Salim Alozainah; the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the State of Kuwait, HE Wang Di; Huawei Global Region's President and Board Member, Xiang Yi; Huawei Middle East President, Charles Yang, alongside senior Huawei executives, media representatives and other VIP guests.

Designed to serve as an ICT incubator and multi-function training center, the 1,000 square-meter facility will provide ICT training to more than 1,000 trainees a year which will include public sector employees, partners, customers and students. The training center will deliver advanced ICT training capability while creating a platform for Huawei to share its latest innovations.  Guests at the inauguration ceremony were given a tour of the facility which showcased Huawei's solutions for Smart City, Safe City and Smart Energy. They were also presented with Huawei's digital financial solutions, and cloud data center which fuels the digital transformation of all industries.