Huawei to drive Axiata Group procurement platform to improve savings

Telecom Lead Team
: Axiata Group has inked its global framework arrangement with
Huawei to establish a streamlined procurement platform across five countries in
the region in order to improve cost savings for Axiata Group. Five countries
such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri
Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia will benefit.

deal is in addition to Axiata-Huawei Strategic Partnership for the proposed
collaboration to explore innovative solutions in areas of innovation,
procurement and financing.

new streamlined procurement platform will realize business efficiencies and
competitive advantage through cash flow improvement and timely purchasing,
better leverage on its volume and realize cost savings within the Axiata Group.

Axiata-Huawei collaboration will see company-wide improvements in realizing
business efficiency and a competitive advantage. Furthermore, access to
financial facilities towards innovative financing structures and a flexible
financing tenure will provide a solid base of long term growth,” said Dato’ Sri
Jamaludin Ibrahim, president and group chief executive officer of Axiata.

are committed to helping Axiata get the best out of their investment, and
through open dialogue in providing class-leading innovations in allowing our
customers to operate more efficiently,” said Jason Lijie, president of Joint
Committee of Regions and executive director Huawei.

framework agreement will create a common platform for Axiata group of companies
to purchase network telecommunications infrastructure products, including
provision of related works and services from Huawei. This cooperation which
will improve engagement and further strengthen the relationship between the two
companies, will involve the regular exchange of information on technical and
technology areas relating to products, works and services purchased by Axiata
and the Axiata Companies.


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