Huawei joins ZigBee Alliance board
Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology, has chosen to support The ZigBee Alliance standards for low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT). The Chinese communications company joined the ZigBee Alliance at the Promoter level and accepted a seat on its board of directors.
“The ZigBee Alliance is heading in the right direction with regards to the IoT, and we are throwing our support behind ZigBee technology as the cornerstone of this new era of device intelligence,” said David Randolph Hoelscher, chief marketing director, IoT platform, Huawei.
“The Internet of Things is changing how we interact with everyday items around us, and to reach the full potential driving this shift, industries – and more specifically, manufacturers – must coordinate to ensure the user experience is at the heart of every innovation,” Hoelscher continued. “We see the ZigBee Alliance fostering that critical commitment, and are proud to join this board and be part of an organization that is international in makeup and purposefully striving toward collaboration for the good of the IoT industry.”
“Both Huawei and the ZigBee Alliance understand the importance of customer-centric innovation to take the Internet of Things beyond early adopters to the next level of mainstream engagement and enjoyment,” said John E. Osborne II, chairman of the board for the ZigBee Alliance and general manager, The Kroger Co. R&D. “Huawei’s industry influence, insight and involvement in the IoT as a substantial force in the smart home, connected car, intelligent facility and energy markets make them an important addition to our board of directors.”
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Huawei is a global technology leader. Huawei solutions have been deployed by 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, and the company’s ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions.