Hatten Land enters tie-up with Huawei for cloud computing, data centers and renewable energy

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Hatten Land‘s subsidiary Hatten Edge has entered a collaboration deal with Chinese telecom-technology giant Huawei to develop opportunities in cloud computing, enterprise intelligence, renewable energy, data centers and fintech infrastructure in Melaka, Malaysia, and the region, the Catalist-listed company said in a filing to SGX Monday.

“The Huawei-Hatten partnership is a strong and uniquely complimentary combination. Huawei’s expertise in innovation, technology and complex digital product integrations, and Hatten’s established track record and business network in Malaysia and the region will allow us to build the next generation of cloud solutions, digital platforms and renewable energy solutions,” Dato’ Colin Tan, executive chairman and managing director of Hatten, said in the statement.

Under the deal, Huawei will share expertise and technology with Hatten to co-design and co-market cloud products and services, including gaming-cloud solutions, as well as eco-friendly data centers in Melaka to cater to cloud service providers’ surging demand for data centers, the filing said.

Additionally, the two companies will seek potential opportunities for large-scale solar facilities in the region, the filing said.

Hatten’s first PV project — installing more than 6,000 solar panels on the roof of Melaka’s largest mall, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, in 2022 — will use Huawei’s smart inverters, the filing said.

Recently, Hatten has been restructuring its business to re-purpose its malls toward blockchain-related and digital economy businesses, the filing said. Those initiatives have included NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, and other digital assets, the filing said.