Left to right: Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer at HIA, and Xilin Yuan, president of the transportation sector of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group
Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has joined forces with tech firm Huawei to transform the airport’s digital offering.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the Airport Show in Dubai, UAE, this month, formalizing the strategic partnership. This provides a framework for the collaboration on the co-creation of innovative concepts, prototypes and solutions, particularly with regard to the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous machines.
The objective is to accelerate digital transformation at HIA and to share the solutions with the community for wider benefit of the air transport industry. HIA aims to improve the passenger experience, enhance security and communication, and increase operational efficiency.
Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, COO at HIA, said, “Innovative technology will continue to drive digital transformation at Hamad International Airport.
“Through this strategic alliance with Huawei, which also provides access to its ecosystem of niche partners, we aim to accelerate our journey and to demonstrate our commitment to the industry by sharing viable concepts and solutions that may be developed through this partnership.”
Xilin Yuan, president of the transportation sector of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group, commented, “It is a great pleasure for Huawei to collaborate with Hamad International Airport to enable a smart airport that can meet the future demands of passenger flows as well as the needs of digital-savvy customers.
“By placing digital transformation at the heart of its commercial strategy, HIA will deliver a user-centric connected experience to continue delighting its customers.”
Huawei has provided a wide range of ICT solutions for airports, airlines, and air traffic control authorities across the world. These include indoor and outdoor modular data centers, servers and storage devices, converged cloud platforms, big data analytics platforms, and integrated wired/wireless communications solutions.