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alfanar, Huawei to bring greener power solutions to Saudi Arabia

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Top officials at the signing ceremony in Dubai.

DUBAI: alfanar, the Middle East’s leading manufacturer of wide range of electrical products and solutions, has partnered with Huawei to explore how IoT and 5G technologies can be used to bring greater sustainability, efficiency and cost-savings to alfanar’s electrical products. Together the two companies will co-create 5G and IoT solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Middle East’s electricity industry.

The announcement was made through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on the sidelines of Middle East Electricity, the Middle East power industry’s largest annual trade exhibition, which took place recently in Dubai.

Through this agreement, alfanar and Huawei will adapt Huawei’s global IoT cloud service to the unique requirements of the Middle East and launch the service in the Saudi Arabia for the first time, with the goal of expanding the service to the rest of the region soon. This service will help organizations in Saudi Arabia to become more sustainable by developing energy management solutions that enable customers to precisely track and monitor their energy consumption.

The MoU has already led to successful integration of NB-IoT chips into alfanar’s products, such as the smart energy monitoring NB-IoT devices. The sensor data is then decoded by alfanar, and the network-specific KPIs are made available to provide added values to end-users via Huawei IoT platform. Innovations such as these will make life more convenient for the people of Saudi Arabia, and have a key role to play in making the Kingdom greener and more energy-efficient, helping organizations reach the sustainability targets outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.

Abdul Salam Almutlaq, Chairman of alfanar, commented: “As one of the major players providing electricity infrastructure to Saudi Arabia, we are excited to partner with Huawei and harness the most advanced ICT technologies and integrate them with smart solutions. Emerging IoT and 5G-driven solutions are finally allowing smart services to be deployed on a large scale, and we look forward to spearheading the shift towards building a smarter – and greener – Kingdom.”

Sun Xiaofeng, VP of Middle East Region, Head of Middle East Marketing and Solution Sales Department, added: “We are excited to launch this innovative cloud service here in Saudi Arabia, with the hope of soon expanding across the region and even the world. We are committed to open innovation and collaboration to promote the power sector in Saudi Arabia; by working with our local partners to co-create tailored solutions, we aim to be the leading technology enabler in the Middle East. We hope our partnership with alfanar will further strengthen our complete ecosystem of partners, manufacturers, technicians, developers and designers to bring the best 5G and IoT solutions to the Kingdom.”

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Huawei have signed five memorandums of

understanding (MoUs) during the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum

recently.

The MoUs are a testament to Huawei’s commitment to developing an advanced and healthy digital ecosystem in the Kingdom and its

dedication to working alongside Saudi ministries to develop a progressive ICT infrastructure. Doing so will drive the Kingdom’s anticipated socioeconomic growth,

while supporting government targets outlined in the National Transformation Programme 2020 and Saudi Vision 2030.

Notable MoU signings at the event included those with various governmental entities, the Ministry of Energy, the Industry and

Mineral resources, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, and the Ministry of Hajj and Al Umrah. Other

growth-focused agreements were signed with Saudi companies, including the Saudi electricity company, Dawiyat and ACWA Power. These private

sector agreements focused largely on the areas of smart city, smart campus, smart logistics, smart education, smart traffic, smart grid, smart security, smart roads and digital transformation for renewable energy etc. Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications

technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices shared its success stories and future goals to drive the Kingdom’s digital transformation through Chinese investment.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

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