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Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has recently welcomed senior leaders from across the region’s ICT sector to preview emerging technology solutions being adopted in the local market during Huawei’s 2013 Middle East Core Partners Convention held in Dubai, UAE.
The Convention included panels hosted by top Huawei executives including Mr. Alan Peng, Vice President of Huawei Global Procurement department, who spotlighted advancements within the local telecommunications landscape including practical solutions for improving data security, leveraging “big data” intelligence, and simplifying cloud management solutions for small & medium-sized businesses. Following the Convention workshops, Huawei also hosted an awards ceremony recognizing companies within the region who have made an extraordinary contribution to supporting the local ICT industry over the past year.
“The Middle East’s information and communications technology sector continues to grow at a rapid pace with the region now one of the most connected digital societies worldwide,” commented Mr. Pan En, Vice President of Huawei Middle East Solution department. “We have endeavored to support this development and the government’s vision for national connectivity through events like the Core Partners Convention, where our industry can explore new ways of providing the world’s latest technology with the highest quality to local businesses and consumers.”
During the closing remarks, Mr. Xia Caojie, Vice President of Huawei Middle East Delivery and Services, added: “The Convention has been a fantastic opportunity to connect with Huawei’s partners and appreciate the valuable insights we are able to share through such forums. It is our hope that the development of Huawei’s end-to-end service outsourcing and business consultancy will continue to be a driver of our partners’ business growth and efficiency improvements moving forward.”
As one of the world’s largest ICT companies today, Huawei has had a long-time presence within the Middle East providing local companies with integrated telecom network solutions, consumer devices and enterprise technology solutions. Last year alone the company’s revenues from the Middle East rose 18% to $2.08 billion, with the roll-out of 4G mobile networks and IT outsourcing among the key drivers of its business growth.
Middle East IT spending is projected to total $192.9bn in 2013 according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc., a 5.5% increase from 2012, with the telecom services market continuing to be the largest spending market—expected to represent 77% of total IT spend in the region in 2013.