Hamad International Airport’s digital transformation gathers pace with Huawei partnership


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HIA and Huawei will co-create concepts, prototypes and solutions using cutting-edge technologies.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei to formalise a strategic partnership as part of the airport’s digital transformation strategy.

The MoU provides a broad framework for collaboration between HIA and Huawei for co-creation of innovative concepts, prototypes and solutions using cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the areas of IoT and autonomous machines, to address business challenges and opportunities.

The objective is to accelerate digital transformation at Hamad International Airport and to share the solutions with the community for wider benefit of the air transport industry. Through this cooperation, HIA says it aims to improve the passenger experience, enhance security and communication, and increase operational efficiency.

HIA’s Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer, 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 eco-system 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, added: “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’s MoU with Hamad International Airport comes after the company announced that it has partnered with Dubai Airports to build the world’s first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex.