Huawei signs Kenyan partnership deal

Huawei, a leading telecoms solutions provider and Mobicom, Kenya’s largest telecommunications distributor, today announced a partnership which will allow Huawei to leverage Mobicom’s distribution network to penetrate the Kenyan market.

Huawei looks to continue their success in Kenya with the G3512 (above), after the IDEOS sold around 170 000 units. (image: Huawei)

“We’re excited about this partnership with Mobicom which is the first in a series of strategic efforts to create additional touch points for our consumers to engage and interact with our emerging brands all over Kenya,” Wind Li, incumbent Huawei Kenya CEO, said.

“The Huawei G3512 demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilise the latest hardware and software technologies,” she added.

Huawei’s successful G3512 is a GSM dual-band entry-level multimedia phone. Features include a VGA camera, optional dual-SIM and a 650mAh capacity battery with 180 minutes talk time. This comes after the IDEOS — Huawei’s flagship Android smartphone sold over 170 000 units in Kenya in 2011, claiming 45% of the local smartphone market.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Huawei, a global leader in the telecommunication industry, with huge potential in the local market. Our company has over the years been recognised for its outstanding achievements in sales performance, excellence in customer service, acquisition and retention. With this background, there’s a massive opportunity for both companies,” Samuel Maina, Mobicom General Manager, said.

Staff writer