Huawei launches APAC’s first smartphone lab in Singapore
Huawei Technologies has launched a brand new regional lab in Singapore, its first in the Asia Pacific region.
Named DigiX Lab, the $40 million (SGD52.8 million) facility located at Changi Business Park will function as a one-stop consultation center for developers, offering support for next-generation technologies such as AR, VR, and AI.
This means that app developers are able to test their applications and services on Huawei’s mobile devices before launching them.
“In the era of 5G, Huawei aims to build a connected world with HMS that empowers developers to innovate as they build their business,” said Mr. Shan Xuefeng, Director of Asia Pacific at Huawei’s Consumer Cloud Service.
Mr. Nicholas Ma, Chief Executive of Huawei International, added that the lab serves as an example of Huawei “doubling down on future growth in Singapore.”
Its first in APAC, DigiX Lab is Huawei’s second in the world after the first in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Deepening ties in Southeast Asia
DigiX Lab is one of many steps that Huawei is taking to strengthen its presence in Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem. The company has recently signed a deal with the Malaysian government to construct the region’s first cybersecurity lab.
In Thailand, Huawei has also been actively providing support for both public and private sectors to push for greater digital transformation in AI, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology.