Huawei secures top spot at Etisalat Strategic Suppliers Awards


Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has been honored with the “Best Strategic Supplier Award” by Etisalat UAE. Huawei secured the top spot at the inaugural Etisalat Strategic Suppliers Conference, held at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event successfully promoted better understanding and mutual benefit within the ICT ecosystem, while recognizing the key telecom suppliers in the region.

In order to determine the winner of the ‘Best Strategy Supplier’, Etisalat evaluated suppliers on several crucial sets of criteria, like quality and performance of work; overall cost competitiveness and added value; how they approached innovation and partnership; and capability to follow clause compliance.

For years now, Etisalat and Huawei have worked together on leading projects that span beyond the building of crucial ICT infrastructure in the region. Just this year Etisalat and Huawei partnered up to successfully trial 10Gbps service that will enable users to experience the fastest broadband speed available in the region today; one of several key projects.

Under the current partnership framework, Huawei is committed to collaborating with Etisalat on launching innovative technologies and services.

“Needless to say, this is a proud moment for the entire Middle East team,” explained Poundss Peng, President of Etisalat Global Key Account, Huawei ME. “Ranked number one in 2015, based on a comprehensive evaluation, this is the direct result of the close partnership between Etisalat and Huawei over the years, and the hard work from both teams.”

Huawei and Etisalat have worked together to outline the carrier’s future network framework architecture vision and produce a five year roadmap to achieve end goals. Future network and operation plans, that will enable the various national visions of the region, will see Etisalat offer personalized and seamless user experience and services over the next decade.