Google seeking new partners for nexy generation Nexus phones; China vendors may prevail

China.gifGoogle will continue to roll out its next-generation Nexus smartphones, and a number of handset vendors including Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology, Huawei and LG Electronics are likely to gear up efforts for winning the cooperation project, according to sources at Taiwan’s supply chain. But since LG has produced the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google is more likely to choose China-based handset makers as new partners, either for strengthening its presence in China or supporting the development of new production partners, said the sources.

Huawei Technologies cooperates with Qualcomm to finish LTE CAT 11 terminal testing

China.gifChina-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced the completion of LTE CAT (category) 11 terminal testing through cooperation with Qualcomm, with a maximum download speed of 600Mbps using 3CC (3-carrier) CA (carrier aggregation) and 256QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) technologies. Many LTE operators around the world have begun to upgrade technology from CAT 4 version to CAT 6 or CAT 9 based on CA technology. In the China LTE market, China Mobile is upgrading 4G networks from CAT 4 to CAT 6 using CA technology and testing CAT 9.

Huawei launches new operating system for Internet of Things

China.gifBEIJING: China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker, has became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), centered on an operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.  At an event in Beijing, Huawei executives showcased its “Agile IoT” architecture, including an operating system called LiteOS to control basic devices. This marks the firm’s most significant push into a sector that has lured heavyweights from Google Inc to Intel Corp and IBM into pushing their own standards and communication protocols.

Huawei rolls out Smart City solution in Malaysia

MalaysiaSHENZEN-based ICT solutions provider Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has announced the availability of its Smart City solution in Malaysia. The solution offers end-to-end security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command centre, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing, the company said in a statement. It provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource sharing, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection, it added.

Huawei Aims At 60% Growth In Storage Business This Year

ChinaChinese telecom device maker Huawei has launched its new high-end storage product OceanStor 18000 V3 in Beijing and disclosed its storage business performance in 2014 and its business growth goal for 2015. Its global storage business sales reached USD534 million in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 55.6%. Of the total sales, nearly USD180 million was from overseas markets, covering industrial customers in 150 countries. For 2015, Huawei aims at 60% growth for its storage business.

Huawei unveils integrated networking and storage products for the enterprise

ChinaAt its Southern Pacific Partner Conference, Huawei unveiled the Huawei AR series Agile Branch Gateway that integrates routing, switching, voice, security, WLAN and VPN functions. The company also unveiled OceanStor V3 to help enterprise embrace cloud computing and converged storage to make business agile. The Huawei Southern Pacific Partner Conference is the first time where all partners are gathered following the restructuring of Huawei’s Southern Pacific Enterprise Business Group in 2014.

Tech heavyweights in China jump on wearables bandwagon

ChinaAs the Apple Watch is fueling business opportunities for smart wearable devices, the wearables market in China is estimated to surge from 2.2 billion yuan (US$355 million) in 2014 to 13.6 billion yuan (US$2.2 billion) in 2015 and 23 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) in 2016. To win a slice of this prospective market, many listed Chinese tech companies are actively proceeding with their products, our sister paper Want Daily reports. Among them are Xiaomi, ZTE, Huawei, Qihoo 360, and Baidu, all of which have kicked off investments in the burgeoning industry to cash in on the potentially lucrative market for smart wearable devices.

Huawei powers Kenya’s mobile money platform

TaiwanChinese telecom firm Huawei said on Wednesday its mobile money platform is supporting the M-Pesa service for Kenyan mobile firm Safaricom after it successfully migrated 12.8 million active subscribers overnight. Huawei said migrating the service to its open, secure, flexible and high performing platform has realized the goal of “bringing M- Pesa home” to Safaricom users. Safaricom is partly owned by British firm Vodafone and the Kenyan government.

Huawei Showcases Latest NFV Solutions at NFV WORLD CONGRESS in San Jose

ChinaSAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, will attend the NFV World Congress, to be held in San Jose, USA from May 5 to May 8. At the conference, Huawei willshare its experience of how its SoftCOM strategy leverages network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), and cloud computing to build ICT convergence networks.

Former Huawei exec raises $100M angel round for his new ecommerce venture

ChinaA former executive at Chinese smartphone and telecom equipment provider Huawei unveiled his new ecommerce venture at Beijing’s annual Global Mobile Internet Conference yesterday. Liu Jiangfeng, who spent 19 years at Huawei and rose to become the president of the company’s Glory smartphone division, says he has already secured US$100 million in angel funding, according to Sina Tech. If true, that could make it the largest angel round ever in China.

Chinese handset makers extend battlefield to foreign markets

ChinaHuawei unveiled its new Honor 4C handset in Beijing on April 28, the first day of the three-day Global Mobile Internet Conference, as the Chinese company eyes the market for smartphones priced below 1,000 yuan (US$160), reports Shanghai’s China Business News. Zhao Ming, president of Huawei’s Honor brand, said Honor has set its sight on the global market and will focus on products and services that meet the needs of users.

Huawei launches two flagship smartphones in Malaysia

MalaysiaChinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Tuesday launched two flagship smartphones, the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4C, in conjunction with its celebration of the first year anniversary of the Honor brand in Malaysia. Encased in an ultra-thin 1.85mm frame with a 5.5-inch full HD LCD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen, and 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM capacity, the Honor 6 Plus is the first smartphone within the Honor series to have LTE Cat6 combined with a super 8+1 cores Kirin925 chipset.

Huawei launches Honor 4C in China

China.gifBEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has launched Honor 4C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiaomi Inc. The phone has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than the iPhone 6 and the same as Xiaomi’s Mi 4 smartphone, and starts at 799 yuan ($129). By comparison, the iPhone 6 starts at around $750 while the Mi 4 costs around $250.

Huawei brings OceanStor V3 storage solutions to India

IndiaHuawei, in partnership with Intel and Nextra, has unveiled OceanStor V3 series of mid-range storage systems in India. First unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, OceanStor series is the next generation IT storage solutions designed to meet the requirements of enterprise-class data center applications, the company said. The products include OceanStor 5300, 5500, 5600, and 5800 V3. The launch was held in the presence of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Huawei recently signed an extended partnership with the Indian cricket team.

Huawei aims to post US$70bn in sales by 2018

ChinaHuawei Technologies Co, one of China’s largest smartphone and IT device manufacturers, has set a goal of posting US$70 billion in sales in 2018. Shanghai’s China Business News cited Chen Fanchang, Huawei vice president, as saying that to reach such a high target, Huawei will have to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% over the next three to five years. Some market analysts have said that Huawei’s sales forecast appears overly optimistic, the company is faced with challenges in the market, the report said.

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

ChinaPast political trouble in the U.S. isn’t stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country. The Chinese company, which was labeled a U.S. national security threat in 2012, has been effectively blocked from selling telecommunication gear to U.S. carriers. Government officials there are concerned about Huawei’s alleged ties with the Chinese government, even as the company has repeatedly denied the claims. Huawei, however, hopes it can still attract U.S. customers to its enterprise products, which include servers, storage and IT services.

EXCLUSIVE: Huawei and iCITA – a partnership cemented in the datacentre

AustraliaHuawei and Sydney-based distributor, iCITA have revealed details of their channel play aimed at carving out a niche in the Australian datacentre market. In January, Huawei named iCITA and Synnex as its distribution partners for the local market. While Synnex will distribute large volumes of IT products across Australia, iCITA will provide channel partners with design consultancy and datacentre infrastructure services. That much was already known.

Huawei Will Soon Launch Public Cloud Services In China

ChinaAt Huawei’s Global Analyst Summit, the company’s rotating CEO and deputy chairman Xu Zhijun said Huawei will launch public cloud services in China in July 2015. This launch will put Huawei in direct cloud service competition with Alibaba’s Aliyun service. Microsoft and Amazon already launched their public cloud services in China, but those services will ultimately not be able to compete on a large scale because of their foreign investment structures.

Huawei thrives in Latin America

ChinaChinese telecom equipment supplier Huawei is thriving in Latin America, as the firm grows as a hardware supplier and starts to work with local partners in research and innovation. Huawei, a global telecommunications technology and equipment provider, and manufacturer of consumer electronics, has been operating in the region for 16 years and has offices in seven countries, from Argentina in the south to Mexico in the north.

Chinese cybersecurity rules could backfire, says Huawei CEO

China.gifSHENZHEN, China, April 22 — China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei’s rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters yesterday. Xu’s remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the direction of Beijing’s information security policy, already a source of concern for countries that fear it will limit opportunities for their technology firms.