Ooredoo Kuwait, Huawei showcase ICT Innovation at MWC Barcelona – Using cutting-edge communications to deliver best value

BARCELONA: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, General Manager and CEO of Ooredoo Kuwait and Huawei Executive Howard Liang, President of Global Technical Service Department.

BARCELONA: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, General Manager and CEO of Ooredoo Kuwait and Huawei Executive Howard Liang, President of Global Technical Service Department.

KUWAIT: Top executives from Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, have met with their counterparts at Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, during the Mobile World Congress which took place in Barcelona between 22-25 February 2016, as the companies prepare showcased ICT Innovation previewing how Ooredoo Kuwait will use cutting-edge communication, IT and managed services to deliver value to its customers in the coming years.
Ooredoo Kuwait first teamed up with Huawei on the FMO project in late 2015 at the companies’ first Annual Strategy Summit-aimed at developing new technology platforms as well as supporting local community initiatives in Kuwait. During the summit, the companies signed a memorandum of understanding related to future innovation and collaboration, with leaders now agreeing on a joint global showcase by August 2016.

The showcase will be the first global ICT innovation showcase, displaying Huawei’s ICT converged operation capability on helping operators optimize organization process, build unified service platform and improve the efficiency of network management and business. Driven by revenue and customer experience, Ooredoo Kuwait and Huawei will together show how to create more business values for operators and establish the globally leading ICT operation model and capability.

Several meetings with Huawei were held at MWC 2016 Barcelona as Ooredoo Kuwait looks to accelerate its own digital transformation and match the demands of a growing customer base both locally and abroad. The cooperation was discussed between senior management of both companies including Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani, CEO of Ooredoo Kuwait, Executive Director&CEO, Advisor of Ooredoo Kuwait Dr Hamad Y Al-Naimi, Hendrik Vorster, CTO of Ooredoo Kuwait, as well as Huawei executives Howard Liang, President of Global Technical Service Department Huawei and management team from Huawei Middle East and Huawei Kuwait led by Anas Mahaftha.

Among the technical areas being explored include the Internet of Things, Customer Experience Management, and more.
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, CEO of Ooredoo Kuwait: “At Ooredoo, we aim to continuously offer our customers a differentiated service with added value and hence a unique experience. Our longstanding partnership with the leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, is a major step towards further achieving that and we look forward to debuting are FMO project that will feature cutting-edge technology from the telecom field”.

Howard Liang, President of Global Technical Service Department Huawei, “Ooredoo is a significant strategic partner of Huawei. In the past few years, Ooredoo and Huawei have experienced a meaningful and fruitful relationship aiming at helping Ooredoo provide the best network service in Kuwait. The collaboration between both sides includes different domains, such as the converged ICT operations and working closely to evolve Ooredoo network to 4.5G”.

In recent years Ooredoo and Huawei have partnered in the development of Ooredoo’s mobile broadband capabilities including the commercial launch of LTE services in Kuwait. Ooredoo and Huawei have since expanded their relationship to include plans on IP transmission networks modernization, core network virtualization, and LTE service expansion.


This article was published on 01/03/2016