Huawei ICT Incubator announces top 6 startups from Bangladesh
Global ICT infrastructure provider Huawei has announced six startups as the winners of its ICT Incubator 2022 programme. The winners will get seed money as the award in addition to the opportunity to meet global startups for knowledge sharing. The announcement was made at a city hotel Wednesday (October 19, 2022). Huawei organised the event with the cooperation of Startup Bangladesh and the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA). Read Huawei's 20-yr presence in Bangladesh witnesses tech transformation The competition has two groups, namely, the Idea Stage and the Early Stage. The winners of the Idea Stage and the Early Stage, respectively, are Insure Cow (Champion), Durjoy DSS (first runners-up), and Relaxy (second runners-up); and Jahaji (champions), Palki (first runners-up), and We Gro Technologies (second runners-up). The champions will get Tk500,000 as prize money and $125,000 Huawei Cloud credit; whereas the first and second runners-up will get Tk300,000 and Tk100,000 as prize money, respectively, in addition to $80,000 Huawei Cloud Credit. Apart from these, a co-founder from each company will visit abroad to meet successful foreign startups. An independent jury panel of the iDEA project, Huawei Bangladesh, Startup Bangladesh and other renowned leaders of the startup ecosystem of Bangladesh, selected the winners. Read Huawei welcomes 10 BD ICT talents in Beijing ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak joined the event as the chief guest. Li Jiming, ambassador of China to Bangladesh, was present as a special guest along with Professor Vincent Chang, vice-chancellor of Brac University, Pan Junfeng, CEO of Huawei Bangladesh, Sami Ahmed, managing director of Startup Bangladesh, Md Altaf Hossain, project director (joint secretary) of iDEA Project. Around 180 participants applied for this year's ICT Incubator programme. Divided into two groups – The idea stage and the Early stage, 68 startups were selected to join the Incubator Bootcamp, where they were mentored and provided technical training. After this, the participants presented their startup ideas before the jury panel. Based on the judgment of the jury members, a total of 20 startups from both stages were selected as finalists for the gala event of Huawei ICT Incubator 2022. Finally, the top 3 from the Idea stage and the top 3 from the Early stage have been announced as winners at the gala event. Read Huawei brings three competitions for Bangladeshi youths
Huawei cloud, digital power teams onboard 60 fresh graduates
Huawei Technologies Bangladesh recently recruited 60 fresh graduates for its cloud and digital power teams to create opportunities for the youth to work in the ICT sector. Huawei started the process of recruiting fresh graduates in June and around 2,500 applicants applied for the vacant positions. Finally, 60 people (30 for Cloud and 30 for Digital Power) were onboarded, according to a media statement. Read Huawei introduces versatile cloud solutions for telecom carriers Tansi Islam, a new recruit to the Huawei cloud team, said: "It's really amazing that I have got the opportunity to work with the leading global ICT infrastructure provider Huawei and learn from the experts. I have already attended some training sessions and gathered useful knowledge from those."
Huawei: 'Fastest-growing' cloud provider in Asia-Pacific
Global ICT solutions provider Huawei has said its Cloud has become the "fastest-growing" cloud provider in Asia-Pacific. In Bangladesh, the government, Robi, IFAD Autos, bdjobs.com, Rokomari.com, Daily Star, DBC News, Ekattor TV, Symphony Softech, New Zealand Dairy, Ajkerdeal.com, Perfee, deliveryTIGER, UNITEX, and FLORA TELECOM are using Huawei Cloud. Read: Vivo X80 5G to arrive in Bangladesh soon Also, Huawei provided cloud service for the launch of the virtual Amar Ekushey Boi Mela last February so that the visitors and interested people can access all information related to the fair through a website. In 2021, Huawei Cloud's key customers in Asia-Pacific increased by 156 percent, and the number of ecosystem partners grew by 90 percent. Read: Robi's Binge available in 120-plus countries Huawei Cloud will bring new cloud solutions and services to the region in 2022, namely global network acceleration service (GA), real-time audio and video service (SparkRTC), software development production line (DevCloud), and financial distributed database GaussDB (for openGauss), according to a media statement.
Huawei announces partner network expansion
Chinese telecom giant Huawei announced the expansion of its partner network at the virtual APAC Partner Summit 2021 recently. The company has teamed up with Horangi, ZIONEXT, USEA Global, Advocado, 4Paradigm, YonYou, and Cloudwise. Huawei Cloud is a leading cloud service provider, which brings the company's 30-plus years of expertise together in ICT infrastructure products and solutions. Read Huawei to invest $50 million to develop 500,000 digital talents in Asia-Pacific This entity has also been cultivating industrial digital transformations with its platform and ecosystem, focusing on government institutions, the financial services industry, logistics and energy, and even media organisations. Speaking at the event, Zeng Xingyun, president of Huawei Cloud's APAC Ecosystem, said the company's two-pronged technology and customer-focused strategy has put the brand in the top five cloud infrastructure as a service provider globally and within the top four in Asia Pacific's emerging markets. A new partnership with a cybersecurity firm, Horangi enables the delivery of turnkey cloud security solutions on Huawei Cloud powered by Warden, Horangi's flagship Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) application. Read 1035km Laos-China railway launched with Huawei's 5G technology, smart railway solution ZIONEXT and Huawei Cloud will jointly develop new products and services in the digital learning and teaching space. Based on ZIONEXT's cloud-based learning management platform and applications, the pair will jointly market new products and services globally, particularly in the Indo-Pacific and Central Asia region. USEA Global, Advocado, 4Paradigm, and YonYou will develop a smart retail initiative to drive digital transformation among brick-and-mortar stores. The initiative is a launchpad for Singapore's retail industry revolution. This new sandbox will allow retailers to participate in multiple proofs of concepts, using the island as a hub for intelligent retail solutions. Cloudwise Digital Operational Central Platform delivered in the SaaS model on Huawei Cloud. Both companies aim to drive and offer best practices leveraging big data, AI and IoT technology and provide multi-dimensional viewpoints for enterprises. Read 5G rollout: Teletalk ties up with Huawei
Huawei collaborates with new partners
Huawei has recently announced the expansion of its partner network through several new collaborations at the virtual APAC Partner Summit 2021. The new collaborations will be started with Horangi, ZIONEXT, USEA Global, Advocado, 4Paradigm, YonYou, and Cloudwise. Zeng Xingyun, President of Huawei Cloud’s APAC Ecosystem, said the company’s two-pronged technology and customer-focused strategy has put the brand in the top five cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers globally and within the top four in Asia Pacific’s emerging markets. Read Huawei renews cyber security cooperation MoU with Indonesia Under these collaborations, a new partnership with a cybersecurity firm, Horangi enables the delivery of turnkey cloud security solutions on Huawei Cloud powered by Warden, Horangi’s flagship Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) application. Warden’s infrastructure security rules, delivery of Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices, and threat detection capabilities can vastly improve the cyber-risk posture of organizations on Huawei Cloud. ZIONEXT and Huawei Cloud will jointly develop new products and services in the digital learning and teaching space. Based on ZIONEXT’s cloud-based learning management platform and applications, the pair will jointly market new products and services globally, particularly in the Indo-Pacific and Central Asia region. USEA Global, Advocado, 4Paradigm, and YonYou; this quintuple of international players will develop a Smart Retail Initiative to drive digital transformation among brick-and-mortar stores. The initiative is a launchpad for Singapore’s retail industry revolution. This new sandbox will allow retailers to participate in multiple proofs of concepts, using the island as a hub for intelligent retail solutions. Read XR services, B2B market, low-carbon development to drive 5G growth: Huawei Cloudwise Digital Operational Central Platform delivered in the SaaS model on Huawei Cloud. Both companies aim to drive and offer best practices leveraging big data, AI & IoT technology and provide multi-dimensional viewpoints for enterprises.
First virtual human to join Huawei Cloud
The first virtual human, Yunsheng, will join Huawei Cloud, Zhang Ping'an, CEO of Huawei Cloud and president of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service, said at the ongoing Huawei Connect 2021. Building on its digital content production line, Huawei Cloud created Yunsheng. Technical innovations such as OptVerse AI Solver, Pangu drug molecule model, Blockchain Service, and the FunctionGraph function computing service have also been disclosed at the event. READ: Huawei Connect 2021 begins "Digitalisation is a wealth of opportunities, and we call on all to think cloud native, act cloud native," Zhang said. Huawei Connect 2021 will continue until October 31. This year's event is focusing on the practical application of technologies like cloud, AI, and 5G in all industries and how they can make organisations of all shapes and sizes more efficient, more versatile, and ultimately more resilient as we move towards economic recovery, according to a media statement. READ: Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges
Huawei posts 3.8% growth in 2020
Huawei's global sales revenue in 2020 rounded off at Tk11 lakh 53,000 crore, up 3.8% year-on-year, and its net profit reached Tk83,500 crore, up 3.2% year-on-year. The company's 2020 Annual Report revealed the numbers. "Over the past year we've held strong in the face of adversity," said Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman. Also read: Huawei aims to build sustainable future "We've kept innovating to create value for our customers, to help fight the pandemic, and to support both economic recovery and social progress around the world. We also took this opportunity to further enhance our operations, leading to a performance that was largely in line with the forecast. Despite a challenging business environment, we remained committed to a globalized and diversified supply chain – one that doesn't rely on any single country or region, but instead makes use of global resources to ensure supply continuity."