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Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2018: A Middle East and Africa Perspective on the Vendor's Telco and Enterprise Strategies

By: Ranjit RajanAssociate Vice President, Middle East, Turkey &, Africa, IDC, Hamza NaqshbandiCountry Manager, Saudi Arabia, IDC


This IDC Market Note presents key takeaways from the 2018 Huawei Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, China. Huawei used the April 17–19 summit to outline its main global strategies across all business lines. This note reviews Huawei's initiatives and analyzes their likely impact on the vendor's business with telcos and enterprises in the Middle East and Africa.

"With its strategy to embed AI capabilities across networks, cloud, and devices, Huawei is relying on 'intelligent' solutions to help it become a key player in digital innovation projects. As telcos and non-telco enterprises in the Middle East and Africa make rapid progress on their digital transformation journeys, AI enablement will certainly make the vendor more competitive. However, success will depend on Huawei's ability to build an ecosystem of partners and to offer industry-specific solutions." — Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa



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