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HUAWEI Technologies Co Ltd’s Southern Pacific Region Supplier Convention 2019 was recently attended by 110 partners, 220 participants and 100 Huawei employees from five countries in the region — namely Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Singapore.
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye presented a National Award by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health to Huawei, which recognised Huawei’s commitment towards a work-safe environment and to promote “Huawei Safety Culture” as the leading and best practices complying with safety standards in the telco industry of Malaysia.
The annual convention was aimed to convey Huawei’s digital and delivery model transformation strategy to partners, while encouraging Huawei and its partners to jointly promote the implementation of digital applications.
The theme of this year’s convention, “Transforming Together, Building a Better Ecosystem”, was focused on promoting and strengthening the collaboration between Huawei and its suppliers to support the company’s vision in building a fully connected and intelligent world by bringing digital accessibility to every person, home and organisation.
For the past 18 years, Huawei has worked hand-in-hand with telecommunications companies in Malaysia and local suppliers to build up a competent team to strengthen the entire telecommunication ecosystem nationwide.
Recently, Huawei implemented a digital delivery platform and ISDP which is capable to monitor site activities’ progress in ensuring mandatory compliance adheres to safety standards. This outcome has improved team efficiency during fieldwork.
As of last year, Huawei has worked with the Sarawak state government to set up the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak to train freshly graduated Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students in technical skills such as hardware installation, software commissioning, fibre to the x and data centre field.
These SPM graduates were recruited by Huawei subcontractors to work for Huawei projects which further reinforce Huawei’s commitment in developing young information and communications technology (ICT) talents in the country.
The annual supplier convention provides a platform for Huawei to share its insights in terms of market prospects, an overview of its current delivery projects, procurement strategy and cooperation opportunities to business partners.
During this time, suppliers also capitalised on the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in various key business aspects such as management, technology, finance and manpower.
By gathering partners to join the convention, it will create potential opportunities for partners to work across countries in this region.
Malaysian partners have been growing with Huawei in the past 10 years, where some of them have been following Huawei’s pace in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and other countries to work for Huawei’s projects.
This year, as part of its cooperation strategy, Huawei announced that it will increase its outsourcing scope with partners in various areas for several of its business groups such as the carrier business and enterprise business.
The convention clarified on the current environment with customers and suppliers, hosting a series of talks which elaborated on the importance of cybersecurity, data protection and environment, health and safety requirements.
The talks emphasised on the vision of value-oriented, transparent and scientific procurement.
Besides that, the ICT firm also introduced a new information technology tool that runs on the ISDP platform and other implementation tools to enable digital delivery during project implementation for improved efficiency.