Barcelona City Council and Huawei Sign Intent Agreement to Collaborate on Technology Development Projects
BARCELONA - Huawei and the Barcelona City Council have signed a Letter of Intention (LoI) to collaborate in facilitating investment for innovative new technology projects in the city. The LoI was signed at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2019, in Barcelona.
According to Huawei, some areas of cooperation noted in the agreement will include innovative technologies developed by Huawei, such as 5G, SmartCity applications, and Digital Transformation in Barcelona. The LoI was signed by Mr. Jaume Collboni, Primer Tinent d’Alcalde, of the Barcelona City Council and Mr. Sun Fuyou, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group.
The LoI endorses the commitment of Huawei acting as one of Barcelona’s key technology partners, providing a wide range of ICT technology development resources. Huawei is also actively committed to innovation, R&D, and constantly looking for new cutting-edge initiatives to collaborate in the overall economic projection of the city.
Mr. Jaume Collboni, Primer Tinent d’Alcalde of the Barcelona City Council said, "Collaborations such as this with Huawei reinforce Barcelona’s position as an advanced technology city, contributing to the creation of high quality employment, and reinforcing us as a reference city in the Asian market."
Collboni noted the growing number technology companies with headquarters in the city. "This adds to the more than 200 technology companies that have moved to the city in recent years, which highlights the importance of economic promotional work carried out by Barcelona in Asia to help us become a strategic partner in business projects such as the LoI just announced with Huawei.”
Mr. Sun Fuyou, Vice President of Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group explained, “Spain is a very important market for Huawei. We established our business here 18 years ago and our commitment to contribute to the growth of the digital economy has only become stronger. We have a very close relationship with Barcelona, a city that welcomes us every year to showcase our most innovative technologies at the Mobile World Congress, and the Smartcity Expo World Congress. Our aim is to cooperate in the Digital Transformation of Barcelona to help make it the most innovative city in Europe.”