No, Huawei and ZTE did not accuse Xiaomi of patent infringement

Earlier today, a story originating on the 21st Century Business Herald went viral on Chinese tech media, reporting that Huawei and ZTE sent letters to Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo accusing them of patent infringement. Tech in Asia contacted Xiaomi and Oppo for a statement. Xiaomi says it never received such a letter. Additionally, Huawei’s head of intellectual property, Jason Ding, refuted the rumor on his Weibo account, confirming Huawei did not send the letter.

Huawei Will Build R&D Center In South Korea

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will reportedly build a research and development center in South Korea. According to reports in South Korean local media, this move aims to more effectively enter the South Korean domestic market and acquire technologies related to smartphones in South Korea.

China’s Huawei Promises USD6.3 Million Investment For UK 5G Research

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei promised that they will provide EUR5 million, which is about USD6.3 million, to the 5G innovation center of University of Surrey, aiming to promote research and testing of next-generation data transmission standards. The goal of the 5G innovation center of University of Surrey is to implement 5G technology application testing in the real world.

SingTel Partners with Huawei to Launch 5G Innovation Program

SingTel and Huawei announced the plan at the 2014 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBB Forum) held in Shanghai, China. MBB is supported by the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT, GSMA and Huawei. The new program will serve as a research hub that aims to advance development of 5G mobile broadband technologies.

Huawei claims 100Mbps possible over 800m copper lines

Chinese networking vendor Huawei claims to have built a SuperVector prototype that provides up to three times the bandwidth over copper lines of standard VDSL2 vectoring. Vectoring utilises noise-cancelling technology to reduce interference that would otherwise harm data signal transmission. The technology greatly improves performance over shorter copper runs where the entire cable sheath is managed by one device to control the interference between the line pairs.,huawei-claims-100mbps-possible-over-800m-copper-lines.aspx

Huawei partners AIS to build mobile broadband network in Thailand

Chinese telecom solutions provider Huawei, together with AIS, a Thailand-based mobile operator, has announced the deployment of the Huawei Active Antenna Unit (AAU)-based Easy MacroTM solution in Thailand. The solution will be deployed across the AIS network, with an aim to build the best Mobile Broadband (MBB) network in Thailand and enhance user experiences. Over the last few years, MBB has developed rapidly in Thailand, mainly driven by the high penetration of smartphones and tablets.

Huawei Technologies to upgrade VTB Bank’s Azerbaijan branch

During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in China on Monday, the Azerbaijan branch of VTB Bank announced it has hired Chinese technology company Huawei Technologies to upgrade its facilities. Huawei is considered a global leader in information and communication technology solutions. Andrey Kostin, the president and chairman of VTB’s management board, and Meng Wanzhou, the executive board director at Huawei Technologies, signed and finalized the agreement.

Etisalat and Huawei strengthen their strategic co-operation

Under the contract Huawei ‘s ‘Per-Service-Per-User’ approach will be used to ensure optimum quality and superior experience for Etisalat ‘s customers. This contract is a result of both parties’ commitment to intensify their corporate alignment and partnership towards delivering innovative solutions in Customer Experience Management (CEM) area. As part of this strategic cooperation, Huawei has engaged with several other Etisalat Opcos such as but not limited to:

Huawei to Deploy Wi-Fi Network at Washington Redskins Stadium

Huawei Enterprise USA is partnering with the Washington Redskins to deploy its Agile Stadium Solution that will allow fans in the stadium to access the Internet. Reports claim the installation of the network will be completed by the end of this year. Fed Ex Field has 85,000 seats and is one of the biggest stadiums in the National Football League (NFL), according to official reports. With the new Wi-Fi network, fans will be able to access mobile apps, watch videos and even share their game experience via social media sites.

Huawei Honored at 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards

SINGAPORE, Nov. 3, 2014 (ANTARA/PRNewswire) — Huawei today announced that it has been honored with the Software-defined Networking (SDN) solution award and the Rising Star in Data Storage and Management award at the 2014 NetworkWorld Asia Readers’ Choice Product Excellence Awards, held at Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The annual awards event recognizes leading vendors for the innovative technologies and solutions they provide to Asia businesses, and the occasion marks the first time Huawei has been recognized.

Huawei’s Chen: Advanced Tech Can Help Us Enter the U.S. Market

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—Huawei Technologies Co., which has been effectively shut out of the U.S. telecommunications-equipment market on security concerns, hopes that investments in advanced technology will help the Chinese company eventually break through. “It will take a longer time than it took in Europe and Asia for entering the U.S. market,” Huawei Senior Vice President Chen Lifang said at the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday. “My confidence comes from advanced technologies” like fifth generation, or 5G, mobile technology, optical networking, cloud computing and big data, she added.

Huawei Launches New ‘Honor’ Brand of Smartphones

Huawei announced its new Honor brand of smartphones for Europe in Berlin on Oct. 28, Tuesday.The company describes the new product as “a brand that’s not afraid to do things differently, to be the brave and bring about change” Customers can only get the Honor phones directly from the company, rather than from mobile phone networks or shops. Industry analyst Daniel Gleeson of IHS states that Huawei is trying to cement its image as a high-quality brand among consumers.

Huawei to be strong competitor in cloud computing industry, says CCAT executive

Commenting on recent cloud computing developments, Tzi-Cker Chiueh, secretary general of the Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (CCAT), has pointed out that business opportunities have become more solid, especially for cloud computing data centers and currently only Taiwan has accumulated sufficient experience for the industry. However, China is catching up quickly, especially Huawei, and the company is expected to become Taiwan players’ biggest competitor in the industry, Chiueh said.

$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-uni-signs-huawei-for-high-speed-makeover.aspx