Huawei is the latest technology giant to join the ZigBee Alliance at the Promoter level and be named to the board of directors.
The alliance is a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT). Huawei is the 15th member of the ZigBee Alliance board of directors, joining Comcast Cable, Itron, The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, Texas Instruments and Wulian.
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Huawei markets communications solutions that have been deployed by 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, and the company’s leading ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, according to the ZigBee Alliance. Huawei’s stated aim is to build a better connected world by acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the IoT industry.
“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 officer for the IOT platform at 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. 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.”
“Interoperability, collaboration and shared success are vital components as our industry defines and designs for the interconnected world,” said Tobin Richardson, ZigBee Alliance President and CEO. “There’s so much potential for significant and meaningful connectivity, and having Huawei join our circle of visionaries and experts is truly another indication that we’re attracting the strongest IoT market players to make that happen.”