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Huawei Opens Oz Innovation Centre, Not Related To 5G Contracts

Huawei has opened a new Customer Solution Integration and Innovation Experience Centre (CSIC) in Sydney to underline its commitment to Australia’s economic transformation with digital connectivity.

Huawei representatives says the opening of this centre is in no way linked to the 5G network project being debated on in parliament at the moment.

The Chinese company has been butting heads with the Australian government over 5G contracts, calling them ‘ill-informed’ over reports using their services for the 5G network poses a security threat.

Huawei director Chen Lifang recently said the company is open to independent security tests for its 5G equipment as the company continues to deny reports it poses as a national security threat.

The facility provides technology and space for customers, partners and stakeholders to meet with Huawei executives and engineers to optimise products and solutions as well as plan for future projects. It also includes a new data centre with high-powered computing and network capabilities for testing and scenario planning.

The centre has been designed for contributions to an open ecosystem for Australia’s ICT industry and accelerate digital as well as economic transformation.

Huawei says it also allows for designing and testing of technology solutions, verifying new business models, and nurturing applications and services for both the public and private sectors. Work can be undertaken for the future of telecoms networks, IoT, Video and Big Data.

John Lord, chair at Huawei Australia says, “Our customers in Australia are among some of the most innovative in the world and Huawei wants to continue partnering with them. We have worked hard to become a global leader in technologies such as 5G, cloud and IoT, vital for Australian business and industry over the next few years.

“Australians tell me they want to embrace technological change. Huawei is more than willing to work with them, even if those aspirations are uniquely Australian and local, to connect with the world. Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organisation for an intelligent future.”

The centre is located in the northern Sydney suburb of Chatswood.

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