“Atos and Huawei, world leaders in telecom, join forces”

Paris, Shenzhen, 29 February 2012

The partnership will offer Huawei access to IT and outsourcing services while Atos can further enhance its portfolio with state of the art technology

Atos, an international IT services company, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, jointly announced that they formed a partnership in order to address the growing global telecom market and targeting telecom operators that operate on a worldwide level. Huawei offers solutions - software and hardware – and in particular Next Generation BSS which is the core of the partnership.

Together the companies offer solutions and services for operators that need to enhance or replace their legacy IT landscape with a NGBSS or want to invest in a Mobile Virtual Network Enabling (MVNE) platform for their wholesale business. With the products and services from Huawei, Atos will be able to help customers to bring them the latest technology that will help to shorten time to market, bringing new and innovative services and reducing operational costs.

Huawei awarded Atos the “Best Business Collaboration Award” during its partner event on 11 October 2011 in Shanghai.

Mr. Chenjia, President BSS/OSS Product Line said: “Atos is one of the world's best-known IT services providers in the telecom market. Through our partnership, Huawei can speed up the pursuit of our strategic goal of global expansion, especially in the European market”.

Bruno Fabre, Senior Vice President Telecom sector of Atos said: “Creating this partnership is an important step in our strategy to further grow our footprint in the telecom market where Huawei is very successful and market leader in providing cost efficient hardware, software and system solutions for telecom operators. This together with our own service it creates a competitive value proposition for our customers. I am proud of this partnership which also strengthens our global development strategy”.

Advantages of joint offering to customers 

  • Customers that want to enhance their operations, service offering or want to expand their regional or global business can rely on our global presence for integrated end-to-end services.
  • Solutions and services can range from online charging, billing, CRM to consulting and managed services, including outsourcing.
  • Customers will benefit from solutions based on industry standards combined with best practices and delivered via flexible and innovative business models.

Atos is present at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, from 27th February to 1st March, with the theme "aspiration to application" to discuss its innovations at Pavilion AV06.

About Atos
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2011 pro forma revenue of EUR 8.5 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transports; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

Atos in Asia has its regional headquarters based in Singapore and it employs 3900 people across 10 countries servicing clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities, Telecom and Media, and Public Sector.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population. For more information, visit Huawei online. Follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

For more information:

Atos - José de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11
Jose.devries@atos.net

Huawei - Effie Zhang
+491622078058
zhangyingying@huawei.com