Ooredoo and Huawei to Partner on next-gen Technology Innovations lab

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FREMONT, CA: The international telecommunication company Ooredoo and Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei are partnering to set up an Innovations Lab in Qatar. With the new research hub for network technology, the two companies aim to bring next-generation technology to Qatar that can deliver faster Internet speeds, better online experiences and further encourage research and innovation in the country. Being the latest in a series of initiatives by Ooredoo, a Memorandum of Understanding agreement was signed by Waleed Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, and Eric Xu, rotating CEO of Huawei.

To bring cutting-edge technology to Qatar, as well as to boost research and innovation efforts within the country, this is an important step forward by Ooredoo. Based at Ooredoo’s facility Qatar Data Centre, the lab will focus on developing and testing innovations in IT and communication solutions like 5G technology, 4K video capabilities, Internet of Things (IoT), and more.  Including training courses and supporting knowledge transfer, the technical support for Ooredoo’s research activities will be provided by Huawei. The lab is expected to let innovators to demonstrate modern solutions to relevant partner organizations for assessment and act as a platform for them to work on proof-of-concept projects.

Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, Ooredoo is an international telecommunications company that provides mobile, wireless, wire line, and content services. With over 114 million customers worldwide, it is one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies.

Based out of Shenzhen, China, Huawei is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company. Founded in 1987, it is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.