Johannesburg – Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, was awarded “Vendor of the year” at the first ever Africa Awards, organised by Total Telecom.

The Africa Awards is initiated by Total telecom, a daily telecommunications news portal for global communications professionals, and aims to recognise outstanding performance and innovation from the leading organizations in telecoms and the Internet of Things space.

“Huawei is very honoured to receive this prestigious award from Total Telecom.,” said Cao Ming, Vice President of Huawei Eastern and Southern Africa,. “We see this as recognition by our industry peers. We have maintained a steady growth over the past few years and this is due, in large part, to our ability to respond quickly and effectively in meeting our customers’ business needs with innovative solutions that integrate quality, cost-effective and long-term value.”

Huawei provides carrier business (fixed network, wireless network, telecom software, core network and service) serving 300+ operators across Africa. Currently, Huawei provides products and solutions for 45 of the world’s top 50 carriers, promotes the real-world applications of its innovations such as 4G, and leads the development of 5G standards. In the enterprise business, Huawei now serves five of the world’s top 10 banks, and 70% of the world’s 20 leading energy companies. In addition, Huawei provides products and services for over 160 power grids around the world, as well as for governments and public sectors in over 140 countries and regions, helping them with ICT-enabled transformations. In the fast growing consumer business, Huawei has risen swiftly to become the world’s third largest supplier in the global smartphone retail market by market share. Its high-performing mobile phones such as the Mate7, P8, and Honor 6 are highly popular with a large and increasing number of users.

Huawei is dedicated to build a better connected Africa by utilizing its global experience, professional service solutions, and unified managed service platforms to help the African ICT industry. In Africa, Huawei has 1 Regional Network Operations Centre in Nigeria, 2 Managed Service Centres in Nigeria and Egypt, 7 Training Centres in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, DRC, Morocco and Egypt and we have over 7,000 Huawei staff as well as 20,000+ partner resources in Africa.

Cao Ming believes that, “Huawei’s brand value is realized through customer success. We always put customers first, and respond promptly to their needs by providing innovative products and solutions. We are committed to continuously creating value for our customers.”