Huawei has joined forces with neXgen Group, a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider based in the UAE, to meet the ever-increasing demand for Smart City technology in the region.
The strategic alliance agreement was signed between Terry He, president, enterprise business group, Huawei Middle East, and Ghazi Atallah, CEO of neXgen Group, in the presence of Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer, and Huawei Middle East president, Charles Yang.
Both Huawei and neXgen will cooperate in the Smart City Go-to-Market (GTM) across the region with emphasis on markets within Zain’s footprint. The collaboration covers the design, release and marketing of joint Smart City solutions for smart districts and logistics, smart safety and security, and smart healthcare services. The agreement also covers cooperation in Smart Internet of things (IoT), and Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) technologies.
“This strategic collaboration with Huawei, a global ICT leader, will bring readily deployable solutions for Smart Cities and Districts, enabling our clients across the region to leverage these innovative services in their digital transformation journey. Delivering simple and effective services to our customers from our industry collaboration efforts is always our overarching goal.” said Ghazi Atallah, CEO of neXgen Group.
“This partnership is in line with our strategy to build an ecosystem that involves various industry players to enable an open, better connected world. This alliance allows us to capitalise on neXgen’s regional presence and know-how while addressing the ever-growing appetite for smart city solutions in Middle East,” said Mohamad Sharara, president of Zain key account dept, Huawei ME.
neXgen Group has been actively involved in flagship projects such as Smart Dubai and Smart Riyadh, contributing its regional consulting expertise and in-country Smart City managed services.