Qtel, Huawei sign strategic alliance
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) said it has inked a strategic alliance agreement with top telecoms solutions provider Huawei to develop joint solutions for key industries across Qatar and the Middle East region.
The agreement will see the two companies collaborate on a new series of solutions aimed at some of the most strategically-important industry sectors in the region.
Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, executive director, Business Solutions, Qtel, and Robert Yang, HQ VP of Huawei Enterprise Business Department signed the deal at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
It is one of the first agreements of its kind between next-generation telecommunications solutions provider and a major regional operator, and marks another important step forward in increased business collaboration between leading companies in Asia and the Middle East, said a Qtel statement.
Under the terms of the agreement, the duo will work together on a shared strategic development plan, which will aim to support the creation of bespoke solutions for businesses across Qatar and the wider region.
In particular, the companies will look to develop targeted solutions for key industries, with a particular focus upon e-business and related solutions. They will also collaborate on bespoke solutions for key enterprise clients, looking to generate long-term value for customers.
Yi Xiang, president of the Middle East Region for Huawei said: “There are a growing number of companies in the Middle East and Asia that are forging forward as international leaders in the global market, and they require the most advanced technology to achieve their goals.'
'This new agreement builds upon our successful history of working with Qtel and other telecom leaders in the region with the provision of the latest and most innovative solutions for the leading industries and companies,' he added.
'In addition to bespoke solutions, the two companies will work together to review emerging technologies and assess the potential for development within key markets,' Yi Xiang noted.