Just before the launch of flagship Huawei P10 in Pakistan, the love affair between Huawei Mobile Phones and the distributor Advance Telecom has ended exactly after one year of marriage. Officials of both the companies confirmed that 28th March was the last day of working relationship between both the mobile phone companies in Pakistan.
Advance Telecom was the third distributor of Huawei which the Chinese mobile manufacturer had brought on board back in March 2016 in the hope of better numbers in Pakistan.
Both the companies have communicated the breakup to their retail partners. An official statement says, “ Respected Channel Partners; we would like to inform all of you that with mutual understanding, Huawei Pakistan and Advance Telecom has stopped the handsets distribution business effective from 29th March 2017. Huawei Pakistan really appreciates the support Advance Telecom has extended to promote Huawei Business in Pakistan”.
However, there is a stock in trade for which Huawei has assured that it will honor the warranty covers of Advance Telecom until the expiry date. And similarly, the customers who have bought or buying Huawei phones under the Advance Telecom warranty will keep getting the after sales support from GCC Care Centers.
M&P and Airlink Communication will keep working as Huawei distributors in Pakistan.
Sources have pinpointed more than many reasons that have caused the ending of synergies between the two leading companies. Among them, a better business opportunity by selling Nokia’s feature and smartphones appears to be the likely one for Advance Telecom. What kind of impact it will have on Huawei mobile phone numbers in the coming months, the official spokesperson of Huawei is yet to comment on the situation; however, we will try to unfold the story further as it develops.