Chinese VIP Delegation Visits Cubic Telecom
High profile Chinese political figure Mr. Hu Chunhua led a delegation visiting Ireland’s top technology companies
Cubic Telecom, leader in global connectivity solutions for automotive and M2M customers, last week welcomed a VIP government delegation from Guangdong Province to its offices to showcase its cutting edge technology. The visit comes as part of an initiative to develop business opportunities between Ireland and Guangdong province. As part of China’s current five-year plan, innovation is seen as a key driver of growth within the Chinese economy and a number of innovative Irish technology companies were selected as part of the visit.
“I am keen for Cubic Telecom to cooperate with Guangdong partners, it is an ideal place to do business with innovative internet companies such as Cubic”, said Mr. Hu Chunhua, Member of Political Bureau, Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC), and concurrently Secretary of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee.
CEO of Cubic Telecom, Mr. Barry Napier said, “we are delighted to welcome such a senior delegation to our headquarters to demonstrate our technology and share our future growth plans for China. To have endorsement from Mr. Hu Chunhua is invaluable to us as we continue to forge relationships with Chinese Mobile Operators and future IoT customers.
Guangdong is a province on the South China Sea whose economic boom began in the early 1980s and has since spread to neighbouring provinces, and also attracted considerable inward migration.
Guangdong has been one of China’s economic powerhouses since the “reform and opening up” policy was launched nearly four decades ago, and its gross domestic output has ranked first among all provinces for 28 consecutive years. Its 2016 GDP increased 7.5% (national average was 6.7%). Guangdong has the highest total GDP among all Chinese provincial-level divisions. According to Chinese statistics, Guangdong’s GDP is almost of US$1.2 trillion, making its economy roughly the same size as Russia. If it was a country it would be the 12th biggest economy in the world. This is a region which has huge economic potential and which has an economy which is complimentary to Ireland’s.
The province is now one of the richest in China, with more billionaires than anywhere else in mainland China. It has three of China’s six Special Economic Zones: Shenzhen, Shantou and Zhuhai. Guangdong’s foreign trade accounts for more than a quarter of China’s US$2.56 trillion foreign trade or roughly US$683 billion.
Cubic Telecom is a global connectivity platform company that offers mobility solutions that power connectivity for leading Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile device companies across the globe.
An expert in Connected Intelligence, Cubic Telecom enables global scalability with local connectivity anytime, anywhere. Cubic provides connectivity in over 100 countries; the most robust network, device and retail partnerships worldwide; and flexible over-the-air (OTA) device management for clients and partners.
Cubic creates connectivity where there was none before, with a belief in the future of things: a future where everything is connected. Cubic’s vision of interconnectivity will improve lives, and make the world a more interesting and intelligent place to be. Clients which also believe in this work include Audi, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Woolworths and Rakuten.
Based in Dublin Ireland, Cubic Telecom’s partners and customers include some of the world’s leading Fortune 100 tablet and notebook manufacturers, retailers, and M2M and automotive companies. The company is privately held with over €75 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.
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