CM hopes partnership with Huawei will yield local brand

Huawei Technologies vice-president of public affairs and communications Edward Zhou (right) hands over a Huawei phone to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

KUCHING, Nov 10: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Opening is confident of the corporation between Centre of Technical Excellence (CENTEXTS) and China’s Huawei and hopes to produce a “CenHua” local brand one day.

He said the research lab by both parties can also be called “CenHua” to research on new products and technology.

Speaking at the signing ceremony for a digital training and lab development contract today, Abang Johari said Huawei, a global leading ICT technology company with more than 70,000 engineers, would contribute greatly to the state.

Huawei brings an experience of working with over 170 countries on high-speed broadband, wider wireless coverage, new submarine links, smart application platforms and data centres, and Internet of Things to the partnership, in turn helping Sarawak achieve digital economy transformation.

Huawei’s regional hub and its 11 sharing centres are located in Malaysia.

Abang Johari also said a Huawei handphone is better than an iPhone with better photo quality and that the Huawei phone is very smart.

He also announced an allocation of RM18million for the digital training and lab development project between CENTEXTS and Huawei. — DayakDaily