$400 smartphones are major new battleground in India, and that’s bad news for Samsung

Last week, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s new iPhone 6 models arrived in India. Everyone aspires to buy either of these premium phones, but not many can afford one, and hence, look forward to low-cost alternatives. The majority of Indian consumers are more interested in value-for-money, which is why several Indian and Chinese phone makers are challenging the likes of Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and LG in the sub-US$400 (INR25,000) category in India. They’re promising premium-feel phones for half the usual price tag.


Cloud ecosystems can transform telecom industry

Huawei has emphasized the importance of building an ecosystem based on open cloud platforms. At a recent event, the China based telecom company said that open cloud platforms are important as they form the core component of future telecom network. Huawei helps in the evolution of network architecture by continuously upgrading its OpenStack-based FusionSphere Cloud Operating System.


Huawei reveals SDN strategy at OpenFlow World Congress

Huawei has revealed its software-defined networking and network function virtualisation strategy at the OpenFlow World Congress in Germany. Based on the concepts of cloud computing, SDN, and NFV, Huawei developed the “future-oriented” telecom network architecture strategy, SoftCOM, which aims to help reconstruct the telecom industry from the perspectives of network architecture, network functions, as well as service and Observation and Measurements models.


Huawei Expands Accenture Alliance to Offer Cloud Services

Huawei Technologies Co. said it’s expanding an alliance with Accenture Plc (ACN) to add cloud services as China’s largest maker of phone-networking equipment targets $10 billion revenue from enterprise computing by 2017. The companies will focus initially on clients in China, Southeast Asia and other emerging markets while pursuing select opportunities in developed markets, Victor Wan, who directs the Accenture alliance for Huawei, said in a phone interview today. The financial terms weren’t disclosed.


Huawei takes a dig at Xiaomi in India with launch of new budget smartphone

China’s Huawei has today introduced a new budget smartphone, the Honor Holly, for Indian consumers. While the price is still under wraps, the smartphone will go on sale from October 16 in India first. The sub-INR7,000 (US$115) smartphone segment is rapidly turning into a fierce battleground. The Huawei Honor Holly looks to be a powerful yet affordable phone to compete with the new Android One family of devices along side the hot-selling Xiaomi Redmi 1s.


Huawei – not Alibaba, Tencent, or Xiaomi – is China’s most forward-thinking tech company

Alibaba now holds the title for the world’s largest IPO and has fundamentally changed the way China’s internet-connected population shops online. Tencent has transformed the country’s social sphere and continues to innovate on how its users interact on a daily basis. Xiaomi has risen to become the best selling smartphone maker in China, and has made us all rethink how smartphones are made and sold around the world.


Southern Cross Uni signs Huawei for high-speed makeover

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has picked up a five-year deal to give Southern Cross University’s campus networks a high-speed overhaul. Under the terms of the deal, Huawei will upgrade four SCU campuses with network equipment to make way for a high-definition video-conferencing and IP telephony services. It will also lead to co-operative research projects between Huawei’s Chinese campus and the university.


Southern Cross University and Huawei partner for major project

Five-year overhaul of the university’s communications and campus security systems planned — Southern Cross University and Huawei Australia have partnered for a major overhaul of the university’s communications and campus security systems. The agreement, signed by Southern Cross University vice-chancellor, Professor Peter Lee, and Huawe CEO, Zhao Xichu, represents an extensive project over a five-year period.


Huawei Acquires British IoT Technology Provider

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei acquired Neul, a Britain-headquartered Internet of Things technology provider, for USD25 million. As a company focusing on the research and development of Internet of Things technologies and products, Neul is known for its “Weightless” platform, which offers super-low energy consumption air interfaces for products like smart testers and street lights. It is a new wide-area wireless networking technology designed specifically for the Internet of Things, achieving coverage, battery life, module cost and efficiency goals that far out-reach today’s GPRS, 3G, CDMA and LTE WAN solutions.


Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture, from Taiwan

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture, making 64-bit CPUs mainstream technology for smartphones in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources. Qualcomm has led rival suppliers to release its 64-bit-enabled Snapdragon 610/614/410 chips, which have won design-ins from China-based Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei and Vivo as well as Taiwan-based HTC, said the sources.


Huawei to invest US$4bil in fixed broadband R&D in next three years

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, said it would invest more than US$4bil (RM13.02bil) in fixed broadband technology research and development (R&D) in the next three years.  Huawei, which has shifted its focus to the mobile device market in recent years, said in a statement on Thursday that fixed broadband — the pipes connecting homes and offices — remained a “key direction for strategic investment.”


Information, communications technology summit held in Laos

VIENTIANE, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — The 2014 Lao ICT Summit has been held here in the capital, attended by the nation’s telecommunications operators and representatives from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Thursday. “New mobile technologies are profoundly changing the way we live and work,” said deputy Minister of the Lao Ministry of Telecommunications and Post Thansamay Kommsith in his speech at the summit’s opening ceremony.


Huawei Successfully Demonstrates Global Transport SDN Interoperability

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei today announced its success in demonstrating interoperability on single-domain controller and NetMatrix coordinator for transport software-defined networking (SDN), as a significant practical achievement for its future-oriented SoftCOM strategy. Organized by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF), interoperability tests were performed in telecom carriers in Asia, Europe and North America to accelerate the industrial adoption of transport SDN technologies and improve network interoperability and programmability.


Huawei completes successful tests on China’s First 400G Optical Transport Network

Huawei together with China Mobile has completed successful tests on the first 400G Optical Transport Network (OTN) in China, the Chinese telecom giant announced today. The success of the tests showcase Huawei’s leading role in ultra-high speed transport technology and promotes the commercialization of 400G OTNs, the telecom company said in a statement.


Huawei Enhances Cable 2.0 Portfolio to Help MSOs Realize Full-Service Operation

DENVER, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ — Huawei today announced it will showcase its cutting-edge Cable 2.0 solution portfolio and unveil the industry’s first prototype of virtual Converged Cable Access Platform at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014. In its commitment to help global Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) foster innovation and drive business transformation, the company will also feature its innovative Distributed-Converged Cable Access Platform (D-CCAP) at the event.


Huawei wants to build smarter cities with $25 million acquisition of UK-based startup

Chinese phone and telecom equipment maker Huawei has bought UK-based internet-of-things startup Neul  for US$25 million, according to Business Weekly . Rather than the wearables and home appliances that we often associate with the internet-of-things movement, Neul focuses on smart city and industrial applications – it makes the sensors that can be used in oil and gas refining, agriculture, transportation, construction, healthcare, and utilities.


HCC 2014: Huawei sets $10B target for enterprise group

SHANGHAI — Huawei’s enterprise unit was formed just three years ago, but the Chinese company has big ambitions for the unit. The company has set a target of $10 billion in revenues by 2017, a significant increase compared to the $2.5 billion that the business unit generated in 2013. The goal for this year is to reach $3.5 billion. Globally, Huawei’s revenues totaled $39.5 billion in 2013, with the “Americas” region counting for 13% of the total. The Americas region was No. 4 for the company behind Europe, Middle East and Africa (36%); China (35%); and Asia Pacific (16%).


China’s Huawei Opens R&D Unit In France

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei opened a new research and development organization in Southern France. Located at Sophia Antipolis, this new R&D unit currently has 20 engineers and it will add ten more engineers by the end of 2014. Most of those engineers previous worked for Texas Instruments.


Huawei, still trying to crack the US market, aims at ‘less sensitive industries’

Despite ambitions of boosting its enterprise business, Huawei is still finding the US a difficult market to crack. The Chinese tech giant is perhaps best known for making networking equipment for telecoms operators, though in recent years it has also been building up its enterprise tech and smartphone businesses. Speaking to journalists in Shanghai, William Xu, executive director and head of strategy at Hauwei, said the company will work to boost its enterprise business in the US


HCC 2014: Enterprise can boost Huawei sales in the U.S.

Shanghai — The U.S. Market remains on the focus of Huawei, although the U.S. government has labeled the Chinese giant IT and telecommunications company as a security threat. The main driver to grow in the U.S. market relies on the enterprise business, which, according to top executives listened by RCR Wireless News has “a pretty good development.”