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Huawei's Safe City solution for Minsk possible


According to BelTA the Chinese company Huawei does not rule out that it may implement the project Safe City in Minsk. The statement was made during the meeting of Deputy Premier of Belarus Anatoly Tozik and the top management of the company Bel Huawei Technologies which represents the company’s interests in Belarus.

The sides discussed the development of cooperation. “In particular, Director General of the company Zhang Dongliang confirmed the company’s interest in the creation of a smart transport system in Minsk and in the implementation of the Safe City project in the future,” the press service noted.

Safe City is a software complex featuring a number of video analysis solutions that help quickly respond to any emergencies and take measures to alleviate their consequences. Huawei already has experience in implementing similar projects not only in China but also abroad (Dushanbe, Chisinau and other cities).

It was noted that the company is in search of a reliable Belarusian partner who could help expand its activities in Belarus, including the development of joint solutions and the establishment of joint manufacturing. Besides, Huawei is working to register a subsidiary in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park in order to set up new production facilities there.

At the end of the meeting Anatoly Tozik noted that it is time Huawei started implementing large-scale projects in Belarus. “Such a big company could be even more active in Belarus,” the Deputy Premier stressed.

Huawei Company was founded in 1988. At present it is one of the world’s top three manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunication equipment for wired, mobile, and optical communication networks. The company also offers state of the art solutions for wireless communication networks. It develops and sells subscriber terminals — UMTS and CDMA standard phones, computer modules for transferring data and enabling wireless functionality.

Huawei started working in Belarus in 2003 by opening a representative office in Minsk. In 2004 the first contract for the delivery of CDMA equipment for the mobile company BelCel was signed. In 2005 Huawei started supplying equipment for the mobile carrier MTS to build the carrier’s transport network all over Belarus. In 2007 the company OOO Bel Huawei Technologies was registered, with 100% foreign capital. At present the company employs over 150 people. In 2007 the company started cooperating with RUP Beltelecom (telecommunication equipment deliveries). In 2009 Beltelecom and the China Development Bank inked an agreement on opening a credit line as large as $60 million.

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