Qtel and Huawei complete Strategic Alliance Agreement

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Published January 12th, 2011 - 01:09 GMT

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. 

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. 

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.

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We are on a mission to empower customers across our global footprint to access and enjoy the best of the Internet in a way that is personal and unique to them.

We continue to invest in our networks to ensure seamless connectivity that caters to our customers’ growing digital needs.

We are working as a real digital enabler across our markets and our aspiration is to help people simplify their lives and enjoy exciting and rewarding digital experiences.


Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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