x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Huawei finds favour in Middle East

Huawei Middle East is headquartered in Bahrain and has offices across 10 countries with more than 3,800 employees, of whom over 64 per cent are local hires.

Huawei established its Middle East headquarters more than 10 years ago.

Today, Huawei Middle East is headquartered in Bahrain and has offices across 10 countries with more than 3,800 employees, of whom over 64 per cent are local hires.

Huawei is most actively involved in UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Pakistan, and the region is one of the fastest-growing for Huawei in the world.

Huawei’s revenue from the Middle East last year totalled US$2.083 billion (Dh7.65bn), an 18 per cent increase over the previous year.

Huawei provides a broad range of tailored products, solutions and consulting services in the Middle East with all three of Huawei’s main business group – carrier networks, enterprise and device – active in the region.

In the Middle East, Huawei has invested considerable resources to consolidate its market presence, establishing a strong relationship with key operators such as Etisalat, du, Saudi Telecom Corporation, Zain, Batelco, Qtel, Mobily, Vodafone and many others.

It operates various outreach programmes within the markets in which it operates. As part of its long-term and ongoing cooperation with the Emirates’ Higher Colleges of Technology, a group of nine Emirati IT students from Abu Dhabi Men’s College travelled to China in August for an international training programme at company’s the Shenzhen headquarters.

The HCT-Huawei Summer Camp, sponsored by Huawei, aims to offer the students a unique opportunity to discover the professional world first-hand and gain practical skills that would prepare them for a career in the ICT industry.

“It’s always a pleasure for Huawei to share our knowledge with students and provide opportunities that will help unlock the potential of our young people,” said Peng Xiongji, the general manager of Huawei UAE.

“A cornerstone of our go-to-market strategy is our globalisation approach which involves integrating local insights and efforts, in this instance, supporting and tapping into local, with our globalisation drive,” said Mr Peng.

The UAE’s partnership with HCT dates back to 2008 and is an integral part of the company’s effort to provide experiential learning to students in the Emirates and equip them with the right technical knowledge to launch and advance their career, he said.

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