Chinese firm interested in Pakistan's IT sector

BEIJING: A leading Chinese digital solutions provider has shown tremendous interest in exploring the Pakistani market for investment and business through joint ventures with famous local information technology (IT) companies.

“If the future cooperation with local distributors goes smoothly, we will set up our business office in Pakistan to become a partner of local IT companies to achieve business innovation and industrial upgrades,” the ‘Belt and Road’ working group’s H3C leader Jason told APP in an exclusive interview on Sunday.

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He said, “In the beginning, we want to supply switches, routers and other ICT appliances together with leading companies in Pakistan. And we can design and manufacture customised products for Pakistan’s leading companies.”

Being the data centres of famous IT companies globally, it provides a full range of computing, storage, networking and security facilities under its digital solutions infrastructure. The company also provides complete one-stop digital platform solutions that include cloud computing, big data, big interconnectivity, big security, big surveillance, edge computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

“We are ready to cooperate with reputed companies in research and development as well as building their network system,” he added.

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He said with technology innovation as its core engine, the company has over 50% of its staff focusing on research and development, adding that as till June 2018, it has over 8,865 patent applications, of which 90% are inventions.

About the experience of the market and the business environment in Pakistan, he said the company had already completed two projects in Pakistan, including assistance in the informatisation construction of Gwadar Port.

Jason said his company’s products “are widely used in hospitals to get data of patients and disposal of waste efficiently and Pakistani hospitals could take advantage of our products and expertise”.

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To a question, he said the company would invite Pakistani ICT companies to visit its headquarters in China for collaboration.

About profile of the company, he said, “Rooted in China since 2003, as a digital solutions leader and a promoter of the new economy, it is a long-term successful technology player in the country, serving in various sectors such as telecommunications, government, finance, power, energy, healthcare, education, transportation, internet, and manufacturing. The number of its employees is over 13,000 with headquarters in Beijing and Hangzhou and offices in every main city of China.”

He added that the company was sharing its excellent IT innovations with the society, accelerating the pace of the society’s embrace of informatisation and intelligentisation, and supporting the development of the new economy in China.

He said sharing auspicious future together would bring mutual benefit to both, adding that the new H3C will consistently cooperate with their partners to accelerate construction of digital infrastructure platform, for Pakistan citizens to enjoy informational life, as well as contribute to further deepening friendship between China and Pakistan.

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