Huawei today announced the launch of the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference targeting to bag digital transformation deals in North Africa.
Cairo OpenLab in Egypt represents the 8th OpenLab targeting enterprise customers. The OpenLab in the Smart Village office of Cairo has been operating as a Research and Development facility for about a year.
The OpenLab, which is approximately 400 square meters, will be expanding to over 1,000 square meters in the next two years.
Huawei said Cairo OpenLab focuses on the innovative areas of public safety, smart grid, smart city, smart government and smart education.
“Egypt recognizes the significance of industrial digital transformation, and the local industry chain ecosystem supports this transition for a number of industry enterprises,” said Ni Zheng, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Northern Africa Region.
“Cairo OpenLab is an important part of Huawei’s global OpenLab plan as Huawei serves local regions through its global expertise, talents, technologies, and customer business successes,” said Xu Guoyu, vice president of Industry Marketing & Solutions, Huawei Enterprise Business Group.
Huawei has set up 7 OpenLabs in Suzhou, Munich, Mexico City, Singapore, Dubai, Johannesburg, and Bangkok targeting enterprise customers.
Huawei said OpenLabs have become the centers for joint innovation, development, verification, and expertise for customers and partners, including collaborative development with more than 400 solution partners.