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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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%).