Huawei and Malaysia’s I-City have created a strategic alliance to accelerate the development of the next generation of IoT intelligent homes where appliances, HVAC, lights and other home safety & security devices can be monitored, tracked and managed.
This development – which leverages the convergence of cloud, communications and IoT technologies – will target the heart of Kuala Lumpur in the Comverse@I-City project in early 2017.
Huawei and I-City aim to create a home ecosystem in which everything is always connected through a safe and monitored environment. At its heart, this alliance will allow I-City to deliver strategic development by expanding their property development empire through the utilization of innovative technologies supplied by Huawei.
According to Lim Chee Siong, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, “For the past 15 years, Huawei has been focusing on improving the ICT infrastructure and development of smart cities in Malaysia. Huawei wants to ensure that the Malaysian Intelligent Home Experience is a place where families truly feel safe, entertained, and economically protected.”
Lim said there are many steps on the road to deploying an Intelligent home, a major one being the creation of a ubiquitous, robust and reliable communications network layer incorporating a cloud based IoT platform.
As the Intelligent Home market develops, this foundation will allow for the addition of other Smart City solutions such as smart street lighting, traffic management and smart parking to develop Malaysian cities into smarter environments.