Posted on January 12, 2011

Major Collaboration will See Two Companies Develop Joint Solutions for Key Industries across Qatar and the Region

Qtel and Huawei have concluded a major strategic alliance agreement this week, which 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.

The agreement was signed at the global headquarters of Huawei in Shenzhen, China at a ceremony attended by senior representatives from Qtel and from Huawei, including Eng. Khalid Abdulla Al Mansouri, Executive Director, Business Solutions, Qtel, and Robert Yang, HQ VP of Huawei Enterprise Business Department.

Mr. Khalid Al Mansouri - Executive Director Business Solution, and Mr. Robert Yang – HQ VP Huawei Enterprise Business Department signing the agreement

It is one of the first agreements of its kind between the 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.

Under the terms of the collaborative agreement, the two companies 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.

Qtel and Huawei Complete Strategic Alliance Agreement

Mr 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.”

In addition to bespoke solutions, the two companies will work together to review emerging technologies and assess the potential for development within key markets.

As well as supporting innovation, the agreement is designed to enable both companies manage costs and ensure efficiency in the development of new services. By working together, Qtel and Huawei will look to deploy best practices, and harness the respective strengths of both organisations.