Huawei, Cloud Exchange sign West Africa partnership deal

14 July 2017


Cloud Exchange West Africa has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with global information and communication technology solutions provider, Huawei International as the global firm’s only Tier 1 Value Added Partner (VAP) in Nigeria and other West Africa.

The partnership agreement, signed with Huawei Technology Company Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Huawei International, confers exclusive rights on Cloud Exchange as the sole VAP in West Africa. It is also the first long-term strategic deal that Huawei has struck with a local company in West Africa.

This partnership is a major milestone for both Cloud Exchange and Huawei as it now positions Cloud Exchange for significant growth by leveraging Huawei’s technology and ICT infrastructure expertise. The agreement was signed by Chief Executive Officer, Cloud Exchange, Mr Glad Dibetso and Executive Director, Huawei Nigeria, Mr Welsion Yang.

Chairman, Cloud Exchange West Africa, Dr. Akintoye Akindele recently led other officials to Huawei’s headquarters in Dunguan, China to inspect Huawei’s mega factory and sign the agreement.

Dibesto said the partnership with Huawei as the very first and the only Tier 1 partner in West Africa will unlock value to its clients who are currently looking for quality, agility and different financing models to accelerate their ambitions in challenging economic times.

“Cloud Exchange and Huawei’s mutually beneficial partnership, will indeed create value that will exceed our customers’ expectations,” Yang said.

Director, Partner Business Department, Huawei Nigeria Ken Zhao noted that Cloud Exchange is a major player in the Nigeria ICT industry and a Value Adding Partner with Huawei, hence the business collaboration will surely promote fast growth and sustainability in ICT business in Nigeria.

Cloud Exchange West Africa, formerly known as Dimension Data Nigeria Limited, is the leading West African systems integrator and virtual computing IT company with the ability to provide end to end world class IT solutions adapted to the local terrain. It is a fully indigenous West African company.

Huawei is the leading global ICT solutions provider, also recognised as the fastest growing and most innovative company in the world. Huawei products and solutions have been deployed in more than 170 countries, serving one third of the world’s population, with a ranking of 128th in the Global Fortune 500 list in 2015.

Source: The Nation Online