Intelligent CIO Kuwait Issue 5 - Page 12

TRENDING //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// IOT AND 5G TO TRANSFORM KEY SECTORS IN KUWAIT SUCH AS OIL AND GAS Huawei has enjoyed incredible growth in the infrastructure and smart devices markets in the last year. Intelligent CIO spoke to Alaa Elshimy, Managing Director, Enterprise Business Group, Middle East, about the company’s operations in Kuwait and the potential of Industrial IoT for the country’s key oil and gas sectors. H uawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has seen its enterprise business division continue to grow rapidly in the Middle East. During the first three quarters of this year, Huawei’s global revenues increased by 24.4% year-on-year. By the end of Q3 2019, more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies and 58 Fortune Global 100 companies had selected Huawei as their partner for Digital Transformation. More specifically, Huawei’s Enterprise Networking division provides organisations with solutions tailored specifically to scenarios such as campus, data centre, WAN, branch interconnection and network security, helping them stride towards a fully connected, intelligent world. 12 INTELLIGENTCIO In an exclusive interview, Intelligent CIO spoke to Alaa Elshimy, Managing Director, Enterprise Business Group, Middle East, Huawei, about the company’s performance and its approach to the region, and more specifically the potential of IoT in industries such as oil and gas. Can you tell us about the company's 5G operations in the Middle East in the last 12 months? In Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and across the region we have signed with all the main operators, which is a very good success for us. We continue to be the leader in this area. Now we're working with them also to expand on this business. Most of these operators have already launched their services commercially this year and the plan is to continue to expand that. “ I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE WE WILL HAVE MANY MORE APPLICATIONS AND THAT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES. www.intelligentcio.com