Chinese ICT major Huawei extends cooperation contract with Ooredoo, Internet service provider from Qatar, for another 5 years. Next to several enterprise collaboration solutions, Huawei is primarily known for Android OS based consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets. Ooredoo has recently been awarded with the achievement “most innovative company” of the year 2015 in the MEA region and the extended agreement should be beneficial to both parties.
The partnership between Huawei and Ooredoo leads to more streamlined means of facilitating business and running technology to offer services to their clients. That way especially Ooredoo can now pilot new offerings in a fast pace. In this industry the “time-to-market” is more and more not a goodie but a necessity in order to remain competitive. The ICT market is growing in demand and the technological requirements are growing just as much. They cannot rest on a single good year and need to find innovative new products and deliver continuously.
“Our industry is changing faster than ever before, and we are evolving to capture these new opportunities and stay ahead of the curve. By expanding our relationship with industry leaders like Huawei, we are confident that Ooredoo can continue to offer a better customer experience, strengthen our foundations, and continue to launch new and innovative services that enrich people’s lives.”
– H.E Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo
Huawei has already been working together with Ooredoo for many years. Together they pushed out milestone projects such as the Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband network within Qatar, collaborating to deliver the fastest deployment of national fibre in the world.
More recently Ooredoo worked with Huawei in countries like Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Tunisia, Myanmar, Maldives and Indonesia to offer high quality mobile broadband services.
“Huawei welcomes a future of connected possibilities and openly cooperates with industry partners in more than 170 countries worldwide to build a better connected world. Huawei and Ooredoo have had the privilege to do this together for many years. We now look forward to renewing our partnerships around the globe, which can enable more people to participate in and benefit from technological innovation.”
– Eric Xu, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO of Huawei
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.
The company reported revenues of US$ 9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of 114.9 million customers as of 30 September 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives our customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully-owned by its employees.
Source: PR Newswire
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