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Huawei and Vodafone join forces, take on enterprise market

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 22 Jun 2015
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Huawei and Vodafone have entered into a strategic alliance to focus on the enterprise market in a number of regions, including Asia Pacific.

The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and under the agreement the two will work together on the development of a variety of enterprise communications and technology services for customers around the world.

Specific areas of cooperation will initially include the use of Huawei’s fixed and mobile connectivity bonding technology for new products, investigating the opportunities for in-building coverage solutions, the development of new Machine-to-Machine module designs, and developing solutions regarding Safe City, Internet of Things, and cloud data centres.

Nick Jeffery Vodafone Group Enterprise chief executive, says, “We have worked with Huawei across various parts of our business and this agreement to focus on the enterprise market is an important evolution.

“There is an opportunity for us both to bring our expertise to bear on some of the key challenges in the enterprise market.”

Yan Lida, Huawei Enterprise Business Group president, says, “Now, many enterprises realise that technology-led transformation is necessary for companies to stay competitive, and improve operational efficiency and performance.

“Huawei is pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Vodafone to establish a new agreement.

“We aim to carry out joint innovations, integrate our ICT expertise and global resources, help customers cope with challenges and opportunities brought by the new industrial revolution, and push ICT transformation in the industry.”

This agreement builds on the extensive existing partnership between Vodafone and Huawei, where the companies have cooperated in infrastructure and devices development, and collaborated in joint innovations in enterprise technology.

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