Huawei Claims $400M African Contracts

Huawei announces it has won a series of contracts worth over $400M from operators in Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria

November 12, 2004

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SHENZHEN, China -- Recently, Huawei Technologies has won a series of contracts which amount to over US$400 million from main-stream telecom operators from Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria in Africa. The cooperation covers a wide scope of Huawei products and solutions including 3G, NGN, optical transmission, switches, routers and Intelligent Network.

On November 1, 2004, Huawei won a US$34 million bid from Kenya’s biggest mobile operator SAFARICOM to reconstruct and update SAFARICOM’s Intelligent Network. Chairwoman of the board of Huawei Technologies, Ms. Sun Yafang, and Michael Joseph, President of SAFARICOM, signed the contract on behalf of the two companies.

SAFARICOM chooses Huawei as its partner not only because of Huawei’s advantage to provide cost-effective products and solutions, but also due to Huawei’s sound service-provisioning and research and development capability. It is reported that a number of western leading telecom gear suppliers had been invited to compete for the bid, but finally Huawei outperformed them with a good price performance ratio. Mr. Michael Joseph stated his confidence in Huawei’s technical strength and regarded Huawei the best in the field of Intelligent Network service provisioning. “That’s why we have chosen Huawei as our long-term partner,” he said.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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