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Huawei keen on India's smart city project: official

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Chinese telecom firm Huawei is in talks with the Indian for its smart cities initiative, a top company official said today.

It is also interested in offering its solutions to domestic power utility companies, Huawei Telecommunications India, Enterprise Business, President Derek Hao told PTI here.

"Discussions are going on with on Smart Cities initiative," he said.

The company, which garnered of USD 75 billion globally as of December 2016, has offered its expertise to develop 100 smart cities in over 40 countries, he said.

On offering the company's Smart Grid solutions to power utility firms, he said they were holding discussions.

"We are also discussing with power utility companies here in India," he said.

"Huawei has AMI Solutions which is Advanced Metering Infrastructure. It can greatly help a power utility company reduce electricity loss and increase meter reading efficiently," he said.

Responding to a query, he said the company was already offering its service to several power utility firms globally.

Hao and senior company officials were here to announce their partnership with city-based IT parts distributor Redington.

Hao and Redington senior General Manager and Head Strategic Business, Johnson George exchanged documents as part of formally inking the partnership.

Through the tie-up, Redington would distribute Huawei enterprise products and services in the country.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 16:13 IST