Global ICT solutions provider Huawei signed up iQ just a few months ago as the exclusive local distributor and after-sales service provider of its mobile phones. Given the positive response to the two models, iQ expects to corner a 3% share of Qatar’s thriving mobile phone market and eventually gain 10% by the end of 2013. With mobile penetration in Qatar currently estimated at over 100% and projected to exceed 210% by 2013, iQ aims to strategically position Huawei to capitalize on the market surge.
Designed with professionals and more technical users in mind, the X5 runs on Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) and includes a 3.8-inch HD LCD capacitive touch screen, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and expandable memory up to 32GB. It can deliver data transfer speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps using High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology. The more basic IDEOS, on the other hand, is an Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)-powered mobile phone with a 2.8-inch TFT touch screen display, a 3.15 megapixel camera and 4GB of memory included. It offers a reasonably-priced package for multimedia, social networking, instant messaging and email.
“The initial sales of the X5 and IDEOS mobile phones far exceeded our expectation and affirms the massive local potential of the Huawei brand in Qatar. We are coordinating with Huawei on how to better meet demand and give our partner’s new local market base the best support. For our part, we feel privileged to be associated with a company globally renowned for quality at a
reasonable price and will further streamline our channel capacities to maximize visibility and patronage for Huawei products and solutions,” said Wisam Costandi, General Manager, Informatica Qatar.
Meanwhile, Informatica Qatar has signed agreements with Dubai Technology, Family Food Centre’s (FFC) MicroWorld store, Saudia Hyper, Al Anees and ANSAR Group ( New World Centre, Ansar Gallery, Ansar Al Meera) and Al Anees Group to distribute Huawei’s mobile devices in Qatar. These agreements complement iQ’s plans to enter into strategic alliances to capitalize on Qatar’s thriving mobile market and position Huawei as one of its most trusted brands.
Informatica Qatar (iQ) delivers end-to-end ICT, ELV and telecom solutions, and after-sales support via its two business units, iQ Solutions and iQ Devices. It is backed by extensive experience from California’s Silicon Valley and offers valuable insights into the latest technologies and business processes. The company is a leading partner of Huawei.
Huawei is the second-largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world. The multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company has a presence in over 140 countries and serves more than a third of the global population.
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