Dubai – MENA Herald: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced a global alliance with Infocomm, a leading smart parking solutions and services provider, that will see both parties collaborating on advanced smart parking solutions based on advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

Announcing the alliance at GITEX 2016, the two ‘smart’ innovation leaders stressed the importance of building an open IoT platform and ecosystem in the Middle East to improve collaboration between ICT companies while accelerating ‘smart’ technology deployment and usability.

The leading ICT solutions provider also participated at GSMA and stressed the need for IoT ecosystem building in the Middle East region. “By 2025,100 billion things will be connected around the world and IoT will go verticals,” said Jiang Wangcheng, Vice President of Marketing & Solutions at Huawei Technologies. “An advanced, open ICT architecture is needed to cope with the enormous amounts of data being processed and to ensure that governments and businesses are able to accelerate development and deployment of advanced smart services. By creating an open IoT ecosystem in the Middle East, governments and businesses will be able to leap-frog into the digital era with the help of IoT innovation and deploy smart cities that can continue to support population growth and society as a whole”.

The collaboration between Huawei and Infocomm will see Infocomm providing smart parking service based on Huawei IoT platform(OceanConnect).

“Infocomm delivers technology that can provide an important contribution to resolving real-world issues”, said Karim Rahemtulla, Managing Director at Infocomm Group. “By partnering with Huawei, we are able to integrate advanced IoT-based technologies into our smart parking solutions and offer customers with innovation that adds value to their real-world needs. IoT is clearly going to transform the way devices are going to communicate with each other and with people, and our goal is to help organizations take advantage of this technology to increase efficiency and benefit all societies”.

Huawei’s IoT platform is a unified, open, and cloud-based platform provided for operators, enterprises, and verticals. The platform uses open application programming interfaces (APIs) and exclusive Agent to integrate with various network applications (NAs) and provide access to sensors, devices, and gateways. The platform helps operators, enterprises, and industry partners implement fast NA integration and rapid device access, as well as secure and reliable full connection management, propelling industry innovation and the fast generation of an IoT ecosystem.