Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has been recognized by the Middle East retail community after being named ‘Smartphones Retail Vendor of the Year’ during Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) 2014 Awards in Abu Dhabi.
The MERA 2014 Awards are held as part of the annual DISTREE Middle East event, highly attended by senior executives operating in the Middle East ICT & CE retail sector. DISTREE brings the region’s leading e-tailers to showcase the latest innovations and technologies.
This latest recognition by MERA acknowledged Huawei in a highly competitive field for its exceptional work within the consumer electronics field and as a global leader in mobile handset technology. In addition to this accolade, Mr. Mohammad Nasrat, Sales Director of Huawei Device, UAE & Oman also grabbed the UAE ‘Vendor Executive of the Year’ award.
Commenting on the awards ceremony, Mr. Ashraf Fawakherji, Vice President of Huawei Device Middle East, stated: “We are truly honored to have been chosen for this prestigious and highly coveted accolade. This award is testimony of our commitment to the devices sector. MERA’s recognition further reflects the successful development of our business in the Middle East.”
The Middle East is a significant region for Huawei as both a growth driver and a region where the company contributes to the development of the ICT sector overall. Today the company operates as an end-to-end solutions provider serving telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers alike with offices across 10 countries and around 4,000 employees in the Middle East alone.
Huawei has been able to solidify its leading position in the field of smartphones in addition to the launch of several world-first smartphones including Ascend P6, the slimmest smartphone in the world. The company also launched Ascend Mate, the world’s biggest smartphone, and Ascend P2, the world’s fastest LTE smartphone; in addition to many multi-sized tablets.