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Huawei has announced expansion of their Telco OS Partner Programme to stimulate joint go-to-market approaches and solutions with Service (SI) partners. The company has also announced that it has signed an Alliance Memorandum of Understanding with Infosys to explore joint solutions in the Business Support Systems (BSS) domain. This announcement was made at the TM Forum Live! 2017, where both companies are participating.
 
 
The Huawei Telco OS Partner Programme is designed to establish partner relationships which accelerate the digital transformation of Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across their Business Support Systems (BSS), Operations Support System (OSS) and Big Data functional domains. The programme was initially focussed on Delivery Service Vendors (DSVs) to augment project delivery, and Solution (ISV) partners to augment the productized solutions being delivered. To date, over 1,000 engineers have been certified under the programme, working across 57 different projects, in 39 countries around the world, leveraging over 30 ISV products.
 
 
Building from the initial focus, the programme is now being expanded to include Service partners to accelerate the delivery of joint solutions based on Huawei Telco OS products and partner consulting, systems integration and application management services.
 
 
“Huawei is focussed to apply its deep understanding of the telecom industry to deliver innovative software products which have the potential to transform the business performance of our customers. We are now expanding further our partner ecosystem to include Service partners where together we can accelerate the capture of project benefits, reducing transformation risk and optimize cost to transform for our customers,” said Ken Kang, President of BES Product Line, Huawei Software.
 
 
The Alliance Memorandum of Understanding between Huawei and Infosys, that follows the expansion of this programme, brings together Huawei’s industry-leading BSS products and Infosys' strength in Consulting, Systems Integration and Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) services. As part of the agreement, the parties will explore joint solution innovation and labs, and promote joint solutions to customers and business partners.
 
 
“This alliance leverages Huawei’s product innovation and Infosys’ services innovation to create unique and compelling joint solutions which can help renew and create value for the communications services industry. It further gives Infosys a unique advantage and value proposition to be able to help advise our clients on the Huawei product suite,” said Avi Kulshrestha, Industry Head of Communications Media, Entertainment & Global OEM Business, Infosys.
 
 
Ken Kang, President of BES Product Line, Huawei Software, said, “Infosys offers communications industry insight, comprehensive services and skilled practitioners. Combined with Huawei BSS products we can together drive digital transformation success and business performance improvement for our customers.”

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