Huawei and I-City have created a strategic alliance to accelerate the development of the next generation of IoT intelligent home where appliances, HVAC, lights and other home safety & security devices can be monitored, tracked and managed. This development, which will in early 2017 target the heart of Kuala Lumpur in the ComverseI-City project, has been made possible through the merger of three key technology trends in the marketplace – Cloud, Communications and IoT.
This collaboration brings together two thought leaders in their respective and complimentary fields — Huawei within the Communications and IT sector and I-Berhad as a property development expert. The synergy this creates will deliver innovative business models and set a new benchmark in Asia for the way intelligent homes will be implemented; from setting and creating building codes, to the delivery of intelligent energy. A home ecosystem will be created in which everything is always connected through a safe and monitored environment. At its heart, this alliance will allow I-City to deliver strategic development by expanding their property development empire through the utilization of innovative technologies supplied by Huawei, a strong global communications and IT leader.
According to Lim Chee Siong, Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, “As leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei aims to enhance and enrich peoples’ lives through technology advancement. Technology plays an integral part in our lives, touching almost every aspect, from our homes to our workplaces, and reaching out to the whole communities.” He then added, “For the past 15 years, Huawei has been focusing on improving the ICT infrastructure and development of smart cities in Malaysia.” He further stated that “Huawei wants to ensure that the Malaysian Intelligent Home Experience is a place where families truly feel safe, entertained, and economically protected. So it is befitting that as we are celebrating 15 years of continuous innovation in Malaysia to ensure the betterment of the nation, we undertake the next step in Consumer transformation.”
There are many steps on the road to deploying an Intelligent home, a major one being the creation of a ubiquitous, robust and reliable communications network layer incorporating a cloud based IoT platform. We call this layer – the Foundation. As the Intelligent Home market develops, this foundation will allow for the addition of other Smart City solutions such as smart street lighting, traffic management and smart parking to develop Malaysian cities into smarter, more livable and enjoyable environments for all.
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