Times of India — NEW DELHI: Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei said it was looking to strengthen its retail presence as it launched a new series of smartphones that will be available offline only. The newly launched smartphones — Y336, Y541, Y625 and G620S — will be available under Huawei’s G and Y series between the price range of Rs 5,499 – Rs 9,499.
MIS Asia — Huawei isn’t a name that’s easy to pronounce. Nor has it been free of controversy. In 2012, U.S. politicians called the Chinese company a potential security threat. So it helps that Huawei is building up a separate consumer brand, one that’s been growing fast in China and hopes to take the world by storm.
Times of India — BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s Honor brand has sold 20 million smartphones in the first half of 2015 and by should reach its goal of 40 million shipments by the year end, double the 2014 figure. Honor’s sales amounted to $2.6 billion of revenue during the first half of the year, Honor President George Zhao said at the launch of the Honor 7 phone in Beijing.
Want China Times — Global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions company, Huawei Technologies Limited of China, has cumulatively spent a total of US$305 million on procurements in Ghana, an official of the company has said. This expenditure has also yielded over 4,000 jobs in related industries in the country, Archur Zhou, Director of Business Department at Huawei Ghana, disclosed during the launch of the maiden edition of Africa Mobile and ICT Expo to be held here next month.
Mobile Today — The two companies have agreed to work together to develop a number of services for their global enterprise customers, with focus to be placed on Huawei’s mobile technology. The collaboration will see the Huawei and Vodafone Global Enterprise work together to explore the opportunities for coverage solutions, developing M2M module designs and investigating solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Huawei has also announced that its mobile connectivity bonded technology will be used for new products.
Want China Times — With the domestic market increasingly saturated, Chinese handset makers have turned their focus on India with its similarly huge population but it has proved a tough market to crack, according to a technology blog on web portal Sina. Although brands including ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi have successfully snatched up the medium and low-end market in China from HTC and Samsung, they face tough home-grown rivals in India.
China Topics — InfoQ’s CNUT meeting with technology leaders in China was considered successful after it was attended by big technology companies such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Huawei, Ctrip, Meituan, JD and other tech companies in the country. The focus of the meeting, which was held in Beijing Babbitt Internet themed tea house, is about the possible effect of container technologies for cloud computing and its local role in domestic distribution.
Want China Times — Huawei Technologies and the city government of Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning province on June 16 signed an agreement to build a software cloud platform and smart city that would offer a one-stop software cloud service to software developers nationwide, web portal Sohu reports. To promote the innovative development of cloud computing, the State Council earlier this year issued a set of guidelines outlining the goals for the development of cloud computing and big data.
WASHINGTON: Surging investment by Chinese companies in US research labs is yielding a fast-growing trove of patents, part of a push to mine America for ideas to help China shift from being the world’s factory floor to a driver of innovation. Largely absent from American research hubs a decade ago, Chinese firms including Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp are now using US researchers to create patents ranging from new software to internet infrastructure, according to an analysis of Thomson Reuters’ global intellectual property database.
The partnership with Audi Group to jointly explore the future of interconnected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) 2015. Huawei ‘s LTE modules provide the new Audi Q7 SUV with the ability to support 2G, 3G and 4G networks, TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards. Enabling lightning fast data transfers with download speeds of up to 100Mbps, the partnership provides users with internet-enabled key features for an enhanced driving experience.
An employee from China-based Huawei revealed that the company is working on the next model of Google Nexus. This news comes amidst rumors that were already indicating at a partnership between Huawei and Google for the upcoming Nexus model. On condition of anonymity, an employee from China-based technology firm has revealed that the firm could be working on the next model of the extremely popular Google Nexus smartphone. The representative confirmed the news in a statement given toIB Times UK.
Vodafone and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding to say that they are going to work on fixed and mobile connectivity bonding technology for new products, amongst other enterprise-friendly things. Those things also include working on better in-building coverage solutions, the development of new machine-to-machine module designs, and developing solutions regarding Safe City, Internet of Things, and cloud data centres.
ACCRA, June 12 (Xinhua) — Global technology giant Huawei has been supporting efforts by the government of Ghana to modernize the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and maximize its benefits to the country. The ICT firm is leading the country’s efforts to replace its existing data center with the construction of a new state-of-the- art facility. The first phase of the new data center financed by China EXIM Bank at 20 million U.S. dollars is almost complete and will enable businesses, store their data, host websites, protect data and perform active directory and other data related activities in a safe and advanced environment.
Huawei launched its smart band product TalkBand B2 in America and announced a strategic deal with smart band manufacturer Jawbone to integrate data from Huawei’s wearable products into its UP application ecosphere. With the cooperation, Huawei’s existing and future wearable products will be able to access Jawbone’s UP application and enjoy Jawbone’s data integration service. The data will be simultaneously stored in Huawei Wear and Jawbone UP. In the future, Huawei’s smart watch will also be included in the Jawbone UP platform.
Etisalat Group, a leading telecoms and ICT solutions provider in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, are set to open a new Joint Innovation Lab specialising in 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). It will work towards improving people’s lives and enabling more communities in the Middle East to benefit from technological process, said a statement. The plans unveiled this week during the annual Etisalat-Huawei Summit 2015 held in Abu Dhabi under the theme of ‘Aspire Forward, Win the Future Together.’
Search engine Google is reportedly in talks with Chinese phone makers on introducing its Play app store to the country, where the mobile market has recorded explosive growth, according to Shanghai’s China Business News. Sources told the newspaper that three of China’s six major handset makers–ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo, Vivo and Oppo–received offers from Google, which would pay US$1 for each phone that is pre-installed with a version of Google Play. “For Chinese handset makers that post thin margins, a subsidy of 6 yuan (US$1) is a lot,” said Wang Yanhui, director of Mobile China Alliance.
SINGAPORE — At CommunicAsia 2015 held in Singapore, Huawei will showcase innovative ICT initiatives and solutions that enable businesses and consumers to succeed in the new digitised world. The rapid development of the mobile Internet has significantly changed user behaviour creating a new pattern of traffic consumption featuring five fundamental characteristics: Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY, and Social; or ROADS in short.
In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13% on year, while revenues increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever,” said Adrian O’Connell, research director at Gartner.
ICT company, Huawei Technologies, has taken the wraps off its new operating system, named LiteOS. This open source OS was created to make smart hardware — the foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT) — development easier than before, according to Huawei chief strategy and marketing officer, William Xu. He was speaking at one of the keynote sessions at the Huawei Network Congress 2015 in Beijing, China. “Huawei believes that standardising ICT infrastructure will foster the development of Internet applications, including IoT applications. To address this, Huawei is launching our IoT OS, LiteOS,” he said.
A total of fourteen Chinese brands made their names to the global top 100 brands ranking listed by marketing and brand consultancy Millward Brown with technology the fastest growing category. China now has three technology brands in the top 100, with Tencent and Baidu increasing their brand value by 43 percent and 35 percent from a year ago respectively, faster than global average of 14 percent.