Chinese ICT giant Huawei has opened the doors to new channel partners and integrators as it broadens its devices business in Australia.
The partner search coincides with the launch of its next generation of ‘connected home devices’ at Bondi Junction Westfield, Sydney.
But the main opportunities for the channel will lie in the new devices including modem routers and repeaters, healthcare systems and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.
The Bondi Junction ‘experience centre’ will exhibit the capabilities of the MediaQ - Huawei’s mini-media-streaming device – and Huawei’s latest Android smartphones, with a line-up of sports stars from the Sydney Roosters and Sydney Swans including Brad Fittler, Shane Mumford, Jarrad McVeigh, Ted Richards, and Ryan O’Keefe.
Huawei Australia account director, Geison Jiao, told ARN there were big opportunities for channel partners and system integrators to bring their products to market.
The company is currently partnered with Telstra, Optus, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith Electronics and Woolworths.
“We want to broaden our devices business in Australia to include solutions for small to medium enterprises, opening up the doors to new channel partners,” he said.
“This experience centre will show users the direction Huawei device technology is moving into.”
“With a range of new devices including modem routers and repeaters, healthcare systems, M2M devices and home security solutions, Huawei will seek to broaden its range of channel partners and system integrators to bring the new devices to market.”
It has unveiled a list of smartphones and tablets throughout 2013, including the 4G Huawei Ascend P2, the Ascend P6 (the world’s slimmest smartphone at just 6.18mm), the Ascend Mate (with a 6.1 inch HD touchscreen) and the Huawei MediaPad 10 Link 4G.