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Altech and Huawei launches collaborative business entity

Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the creation of a new business entity to drive future growth initiatives in the enterprise market. The new entity will be branded as Altech Collab and will reside within Altechs New Business Development division.Altech recently signed a long-term Value Added Partner (VAP) agreement with Huawei. Under the agreement, Altech provides Huawei Enterprise products and services to customers and offers post-sales professional services and support. The agreement covers a number of countries including South Africa, Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.As a result of the VAP agreement with Huawei and Altechs future growth plans, it was recognised that there was a need to create a business entity dedicated exclusively to the provision and on-going support of efficient information technology solutions and services to its enterprise customers.The Altech Collab name originates from the word collaboration in that the new business entity is not only a collaboration between Altech and its partners in the enterprise market, but also speaks to the coming together of technologies and ideas to create solutions. This is further demonstrated in the companys slogan: Sharing ideas. Creating solutions.This new business entity reflects our commitment to both Huawei and our enterprise customers in that we have created a unit that is dedicated to providing Huawei Enterprise products to our customers, while at the same time ensuring that our customers receive world-class support and service from a dedicated team of professionals, said Tim Ellis, Altech Group Executive: Business Development.We recognise that customers want better value and more flexibility from the information technology industry and Altech Collab addresses those demands in that we will provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their information technology infrastructure requirements, he added.Commenting on Altech Collab, Eman Liu, president of Huawei Enterprise Business Group in the Eastern and Southern Africa region, said: This new business entity within Altech is another example of a win-win channel strategy that aims to provide a comprehensive product portfolio and business growth for our partners, as well as quality products and excellent services for our customers.Together with Altech, Huawei Enterprise is committed to serving as the most innovative and optimal ICT technology partner for enterprises in Africa. We are proud to have Altechs team of dedicated professionals to provide end-to-end managed services and technology solutions that address the unique challenges faced by their customers and partners across the public and private sectors, said Eman Liu. ENDSNotes to Editors:About Allied Technologies LimitedAllied Technologies Limited (Altech) is a leading South African multi-billion rand group and is involved in the design, development and convergence of Telecommunications, Multi-media systems and Information Technology (TMT) solutions. The company has a global footprint in 14 countries and employs more than 3 580 employees.For further information please contact:Shenanda Janse van RensburgGroup Executive: Marketing, PR & Communications – Altech Head OfficeTel: +27 11 715 9031Email: sjvrensburg@altech.co.zawww.altech.comAbout HuaweiHuawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the worlds population. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.comFollow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/huaweipress and YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HuaweiPressFor further information please contact:Sophia LiuIntegrate Marketing Communications ManagerTel: +27 11 517 9800E-mail: sophias.liu@huawei.com  

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