Huawei has announced a range of partnerships with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Keppel Data Centres, and Singapore-based IoT and cargo security tracking company Ascent Solutions via two Memorandums of Intent (MoI) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Under one MoI, Huawei, IMDA, and Keppel Data Centres will focus on a two-year collaboration to explore the technical feasibility of a first-of-its-kind high-rise green data center building, with the aim of improving energy and land efficiency of the data center industry in Singapore.
The partnership will leverage IMDA’s programs to support the development of an Iconic Green Data Centre in Singapore. Keppel will construct and operate it; and Huawei will develop green data center solutions.
“As we progress towards a digital future, energy- and space-efficient data center solutions will only grow in importance,” said Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centres.
Another MoI calls for Huawei and IMDA to collaborate to accelerate the growth of local SMEs by leveraging Huawei’s technical expertise and facilities, go-to-market opportunities and global business network.
Through this partnership, 35 local companies, to be jointly shortlisted through the Strategic Partners Program (SPP), will have the opportunity to access and benefit from Huawei’s breadth of technology capabilities, market insights and global business network.
The opportunities will enable the participating companies to develop products and solutions that address global market demands in specific sectors such as healthcare, logistics, financial services, public safety, public utility and more.
Under the MoU, Huawei will support Ascent Solutions as its technology enabler, allowing the company to tap on Huawei’s global business network and explore overseas opportunities. The MoU builds on an existing partnership between the two companies and extends it to a global scale.
Additionally, IMDA and Huawei will jointly promote deeper talent and capability building among local ICT students. This initiative will include 45 overseas training stints and internship opportunities for students to explore new capabilities in technology areas critical to the future such as the Internet of Things, 5G, and cybersecurity.