KUALA LUMPUR: Huawei will boost Malaysia's digitization efforts as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to accelerate the country's digital economy transformation by building the country into a regional digital hub, Huawei said on Tuesday.
The company unveiled its newly refurbished and upgraded Huawei Customer Solution Innovation Center (CSIC) as part of a commemoration ceremony celebrating its 20th anniversary since entering the Malaysian market, it said in a statement, reports UNB.
Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob attended as the guest of honor, noting the efforts of Huawei to strengthen and accelerate Malaysia's digital transformation in delivering his keynote address.
Ismail Sabri also thanked the company for employing local talents and creating opportunities for Malaysians to grow in the company, while helping to promote digital inclusivity.
He thanked Huawei for its continued efforts in helping bridge the digital divide in the country by creating better connectivity, bringing together the country's various communities.
For his part, Huawei Malaysia Chief Executive Officer Michael Yuan said the past two years had demonstrated to the world the importance of building up digital infrastructure and highlighting the need for greater cooperation and integration. "We need each other and we have realized that global integration and economies of scale can make the whole world more efficient."
"We applaud the government's proactive approaches towards transforming the nation into a high-income country by leveraging technology and digitalization. It is our belief that a better-connected Malaysia will have a prosperous future," he said.
The CSIC also displayed network infrastructure devices which utilize latest technological advances in 5G and telecommunications as well as Huawei's RuralStar, which overcomes the technical challenges of connecting remote areas, bringing connectivity to hard-to-reach communities.