Johannesburg — THE MTN Group has awarded Huawei the Supplier of the Year and Best Innovation 2018 Awards at a recently-concluded Annual Supplier Award Ceremony in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates capital.
The Supplier of the Year Award recognises the best overall performance from a group supplier across several performance metrics such as quality, delivery and support, account performance management, innovation and meeting MTN compliance and risk requirements.
The Best Innovation Award focuses on suppliers who demonstrated and shared best practice, market insights and generated the most innovative ideas and solutions.
Dirk Karl, MTN Group Executive: Global Sourcing and Supply Chain, said, "As a supplier with leading products and solutions and with a team of dedicated professionals, Huawei has been a part of our success for a very long time and we recognise their partnership with confidence towards a bright future."
The theme for the awards this year was centered around three key pillars of Innovation, Collaboration and Excellence.
Frank Li, President of Huawei MTN Key Account Group, said the two companies had been working together and conquered numerous difficulties in the past.
"We look forward to continuing our collaboration and overcoming any new challenges we may face in the future," Li said.