Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with interTouch, a premier integrated technology solutions provider to the global hospitality industry, to address growing ICT needs of the hospitality industry worldwide.
interTouch will be offering, as part of a bundled solution, Huawei Switching & Wireless Solutions to its customers that include top-tier international hotel chains. The collaboration will enable interTouch to give its customers superior technology and innovation that delivers on connectivity requirements while significantly reducing total cost of ownership of these solutions.
Commenting on the landmark agreement, Rhazi Sayeh, Vice President of Hospitality, Real Estate Industry Solutions at Huawei, Middle East said, “Huawei’s leadership in delivering new ICT technologies based on the cloud-pipe-device strategy is in perfect alignment with interTouch’s industry focus and offering. Through this partnership, which is founded on shared values of innovation and collaboration, Huawei and interTouch will deliver customer-centric solutions to enable a better connected hospitality industry and a better connected world.” He added, “Huawei and interTouch will continue to pursue a broader and more enhanced range of technology solutions that are tailored to the changing needs of today’s hotel guests.”
“We are pleased to be offering Huawei technology as part of our product portfolio to enhance our Freedom solutions. Together we will continue to assist hoteliers with greater connectivity for guests through integrated solutions and services while growing our combined customer base of leading global hotel brands,” said Thierry Beau, Chief Executive Officer of interTouch.
intertouch is one of the world’s largest hotel service providers delivering wired and wireless broadband connectivity services, multi-media services, interactive television, and managed network solutions to hotels around the world. Headquartered in Singapore with operations throughout Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, interTouch has presence in more than 50 countries with over 700 employees worldwide. interTouch has been serving the hospitality industry since 1998, managing more than seven million broadband connections each year in guest rooms, meeting rooms and business centers worldwide.
Huawei’s ‘Transforming Together 2.0’ channel strategy is based on developing strong, collaborative relationships with its partners to help end-users gain maximum value its solutions through the partner’s insights and understanding of local market needs. Huawei’s channel partners play an important role in delivering sustainable market growth in the region, and its channel strategy aims to recruit, enable and activate a core community of trusted and valued partners. Huawei’s channel program provides partners with a wealth of information and education, giving them the tools to realise ICT’s full potential to transform their customers’ businesses.
The MoU signing ceremony between Huawei and interTouch took place under the auspices of the annual Huawei Partner Summit held recently at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Huawei hosted its partners from across the Middle East and Pakistan at the summit, and highlighted ICT trends impacting the market while showcasing some of the technology solutions making headway in regional Enterprises.
In line with the groundbreaking MoU with interTouch, Huawei participated in the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) conference held in Dubai last month. Farid Ben Asker, Director of Solutions for the Hospitality, Real Estate and Healthcare Industries, addressed a session at the HTNG and highlighted the importance of adopting next-generation technologies by the global hospitality industry.