Huawei and Dell are launching an IoT partnership, in which the Chinese technology giant will work to create an IoT network with partners in the United States, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The partnership aims to “develop and deploy IoT solutions to build the most advanced IoT solutions in the world,” according to the announcement.
Huawei is building its IoT network in partnership with Intel, which will offer chips to Dell as part of the partnership.
“We believe that IoT solutions are the next big thing for IT,” said Eric Chu, vice president of IoT and technology strategy at Huawei.
“As an IoT technology, we want to provide the best IoT solutions for our customers.
We want to build an ecosystem that will enable companies to leverage IoT solutions and provide the most efficient, effective and cost-effective solutions in IT.”
The announcement marks Huawei’s third IoT partnership with Dell, joining its IoT Alliance, a consortium that includes Dell, Cisco Systems, Huawei, Lenovo, and ZTE.
“This announcement is another important step in the Huawei IoT ecosystem, which is growing rapidly and offering IoT solutions that are bringing innovation to customers across the world and around the globe,” said Alexi Fakhoury, CEO of Huawei and a Dell IoT investor.
“Dell is one of the world’s leading IoT companies, and we look forward to building an IoT-enabled ecosystem for our global customers.”
Huawei said the IoT network will be powered by Intel chips.
Dell also said the partnership will help to “provide the best possible solutions for Dell customers,” while Dell said it will offer IoT solutions on a “dedicated” basis.
“In the coming months, Dell will be announcing a series of products with new IoT partners and new offerings for IoT and cloud computing,” Dell said in a statement.
Dell’s IoT partnerships include Dell Cloud, Dell Cloud Express, Dell Edge, Dell Server, Dell Mobile, Dell IoT, and Dell Cloud Connect.
“The Dell IoT ecosystem is built on a deep, long-standing relationship that provides us with the ability to work together on IoT and to collaborate on new IoT solutions,” Dell CEO Randal A. Branson said in the statement.
“With our growing presence in IoT, we’re bringing Dell IoT solutions across our portfolio and are committed to building a truly global network of IoT partners to deliver our customers and partners with the best solutions for their IoT needs.”