Huawei, the Chinese equipment supplier says it has gained over 45% of managed services business of telecoms companies across Africa.
Managed services, the outsourcing model widely used by telcos and Communications Service Providers (CSP) in Africa has seen an average growth of 52 percent from 2012-2014, the Chinese company says.
Huawei says it “is currently the leading MSP in the region with more than 45 percent market share, and serves 25 CSPs in the region.”
Huawei gave the market indicators after landing a deal that extended its strategic partnership with Airtel Nigeria, owned by Bharti Airtel of India expanding the managed services coverage to the capital city Abuja and surrounding Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“The extension will improve network quality and enhance the Airtel customer experience in the region”, the company says.
Huawei says the deal with Airtel Nigeria was previously operated by an unnamed “different Managed Services Provider (MSP).”
The extension of Airtel’s managed services coverage “demonstrates the strong partnership between Huawei and Airtel” to achieve business objectives supported by employee management, OSS tools, as well as standardized delivery platforms and processes (MSUP).
Huawei says it has partnered with Airtel in Nigeria since 2011 and provides managed services on 2G and 3G wireless networks, microwave transmission networks and core networks, across 60% of the country.