telent first to partner with Huawei to provide Enterprise Solutions and Managed Services in the UK

telent today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to become Huawei’s first accredited value added technology service provider to offer enterprise solutions and managed services across Huawei’s product portfolio in the UK.

As a Value Added Partner, telent will provide end-to-end managed services and technology solutions to enterprises incorporating Huawei’s comprehensive product suite. telent will support the entire portfolio including: Unified Communications, contact centres, data and networking solutions. telent’s customers and partners across the public and private sectors will benefit from expertise in design, implementation, lifecycle and managed services.

“Combining telent’s impressive range of market-leading technology services with a product portfolio of Huawei’s calibre will massively impact our public and private sector customers. It is a partnership that will drive them towards meeting their challenging targets through technology, service innovation and cost effectiveness.” commented Chris Metcalfe, Managing Director of Technology Solutions at telent.

“Huawei has successfully worked with telent for many years in the UK telecoms space and know them as a highly professional and reliable partner in this space, we were therefore delighted when telent became the first Value Added Partner for Huawei Enterprise Group. We believe that together, we can now offer prospective Enterprise customers a compelling, high quality, alternative value proposition to their current ICT challenges.” commented Simon Culmer, Vice President, Enterprise Business Unit, UK&I.

With annual revenues of over £300 million, telent has decades of experience in supplying a broad range of network and communications services. Today, the privately-held company employs approximately 2,000 people and has an engineering field force that covers the entire UK. Customers include: BT, Virgin Media, Sky, Arqiva, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London, Network Rail, and the UK Highways Agency.

The Huawei Enterprise Business Group is one of Huawei’s four major, mission-critical business groups. Its service offerings focus on the enterprise infrastructure, enterprise communications, data centres and industry applications. The Enterprise Business Group has set up departmental organizations in over 100 countries and regions with currently over 5000 staff based in Western Europe.

To support the Cloud computing era and innovative new business models, the Enterprise Business Group also provides cloud computing-based Data Centre solutions and some cloud computing-based enterprise applications. This allows Enterprises large and small to benefit from Huawei solutions though many of their partners.

Huawei has won many awards for the high level of innovation implemented in the products developed. These include the “2010 Equipment Vendor of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan and “5th most innovative company” by Fast Company.

By leveraging its years of technical expertise and unmatched R&D capabilities, Huawei Enterprise Business group is well-positioned to grow together with customers and partners for the future cloud computing and ICT convergence era.