As the cities of the Middle East strive to implement the latest smart technologies

  • Both entities to leverage strategic relationship with Zain

Dubai, December 8, 2016– Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, announced that it has joined forces with NXN Group, a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider based in the UAE, to meet the ever-increasing demand for Smart City technology in the region. Enabled though its strategic partnership with Zain Group, NXN is the trusted advisor and managed service provider to some of the most forward-thinking governments and enterprises worldwide.

The strategic alliance agreement was signed between Terry He, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Middle East, and Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN Group – in the presence of Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer, and Huawei Middle East President, Charles Yang.

Both Huawei and NXN will cooperate in the Smart City Go-to-Market (GTM) across the region with emphasis on markets within Zain’s footprint. The collaboration covers the design, release and marketing of joint Smart City solutions for smart districts and logistics, smart safety and security, and smart healthcare services. The agreement also covers cooperation in Smart Internet of things (IoT), and Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) technologies.

“This partnership is in line with our strategy to build an ecosystem that involves various industry players to enable an open, better connected world. This alliance allows us to capitalize on NXN’s regional presence and know-how while addressing the ever-growing appetite for smart city solutions in Middle East,” said Mohamad Sharara, President of Zain Key Account Dept, Huawei ME. 

“This strategic collaboration with Huawei, a global ICT leader, will bring readily deployable solutions for Smart Cities and Districts, enabling our clients across the region to leverage these innovative services in their digital transformation journey. Delivering simple and effective services to our customers from our industry collaboration efforts is always our overarching goal.” said Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN Group.

Huawei comes with valuable experience in Smart City solutions, featuring the most extensive product line in the industry. Huawei has deployed Smart City solutions in over 100 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, cooperating with over 1,100 technology providers and 800 services and system integrators.

NXN Group specializes in extending smart city technology solutions as a service to governments, real estate and enterprise customers across the region and has been actively involved in flagship projects such as Smart Dubai and Smart Riyadh, contributing its regional consulting expertise and in-country Smart City managed services.

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Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises, and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


NXN, is a thought leader in the domains of smart cities and next generation technology innovation. NXN leverages on its unique combination of regional insight and global outlook and unparalleled experience to consult, build and manage digital transformation services. Further enabled though its partnership with Zain group, NXN is the trusted advisor and managed service provider to some of the most forward-thinking governments and enterprises worldwide.

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