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Huawei to Build Three Cloud Ecosystems in Europe and Launches European Developer Enablement Plan

2016-10-20

[Paris, France, October 20, 2016] Huawei eco-Connect Europe 2016 takes place in Paris, France on October 20th and 21st. During the event, together with over 80 partners and more than 1000 attendees, Huawei will talk about the three cloud ecosystems for operators, vertical industries and consumers. Huawei also launched its European Developer Enablement Plan, and confirmed its commitment to further investment for European developers.

Huawei eco-Connect Europe additionally demonstrates Huawei’s determination to build a cloud ecosystem of openness, collaboration, and shared success.

Muriel Barnéoud, Vice-President, Syntec Numerique and CEO, Docapost said, “We feel delighted that Huawei eco-Connect Europe 2016 was held in Paris and so many guests could get together here to explore the future of the industry. We hope it’s the first step we take for a more collaborative and prosperous ICT ecosystem in Europe. France is ready and has all assets and a rich ecosystem that Syntec Numérique gathers: industry players, SMEs and Start-up.”

“The beauty of spring is not just about the beauty of a single flower, it is about thousands of flowers in full bloom,” said Vincent Pang, President of Huawei Western Europe. “For the past ten years, we have been striving to create value for our customers in Europe, while in the next ten years, in the era of the cloud, we expect much closer cooperation with partners to accelerate ICT developments in Europe and to enable European customers to achieve more business success.”


Vincent Pang, President of Huawei Western Europe speaks at Huawei eco-Connect Europe 2016

Pang announced the European Developer Enablement Plan. The plan includes three platforms: an ICT Expertise platform, a co-development platform and a co-marketing platform, to provide European developers with Huawei’s software development tools and capabilities, as well as offering marketing opportunities. “We plan to further invest over 75 million euros before 2020 to establish 3 open labs in the UK, Germany and Italy to support fifty to a hundred thousand developers,” said Pang. Huawei also announced plans for remote labs in Munich, Frankfurt, and Dublin to give European developers closer access to labs for joint innovation.

During the two-day event, Huawei will elaborate on three cloud ecosystems for operators, vertical industries, and consumers, covering topics such as cloud transformation, SDN/NFV, NB-IoT, Smart Home, HPC (High Performance Computing), Agile Networks and the Huawei Developer Zone. For operators, Huawei is committed to building a content cloud together with 500 partners, which will connect content providers with operators more closely. For vertical industries, the enterprise cloud ecosystem will be the key to customers’ business development and success. The consumer cloud will provide end-users with the next-generation cloud-based experience. In addition, there will also be an exhibition of partners and developers demonstrating solutions and components of the cloud ecosystem on over 1500 square meters.

Europe has historically always been an important market for Huawei. The company has 26 centers of expertise around the world, with the majority located in Europe. Huawei has set up 18 Research and Development (R&D) centers in Europe, covering areas including: mathematics, aesthetics, microwave, chips, and wireless technologies. Last year, Huawei set up its European Research Institute to coordinate and oversee the activities of its wider R&D facilities across Europe. Huawei has invested 75 million euros in its cooperation with over 100 universities and research institutes, is an active player in the EU's Horizon 2020 program, and has signed over 210 technology partnership agreements.