Huawei abandons Windows Phone: "We were losing money for two years" on it

One more big phone maker has given up on Windows Phone. Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker says that it will no longer release Windows Phone devices because it simply can’t make any money on it. Where else can Microsoft turn? In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business group, was direct about the company abandoning Windows Phone.

Huawei hosts global power industry summit

Huawei hosted its second Global Power Industry Summit in Brisbane, Australia, this week. The event was held on August 21 to 22, 2014 and saw worldwide participation from power companies, industry organizations, and the academic community. These professionals gathered at a place to share insights and best practices on building connected smart grids and explore upcoming trends in the power industry. Huawei’s summit was themed “Innovative ICT Empowers Better Connected Smart Grids,” and included several keynote presentations and roundtable sessions.

Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 1H FY 2014 Business Performance

Aug 05, 2014 (LBT) – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the business performance of its Consumer Business Group (BG) for the first half of 2014. During this period, Huawei shipped a total of 64.21 million devices. Smartphones accounted for 34.27 million units, showing an impressive year-on-year increase of 62%. This growth also reflected the success of the launch of several flagship premium smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 2 4G and Ascend P7 which are gaining popularity amongst consumers worldwide.

Shunned By Other Countries, Chinese Tech Firm Makes British Investment

Huawei Technologies recently made an investment in XMOS, a British fabless semiconductor company and leader in intelligent multicore microcontrollers. This marks the Chinese telecom device maker’s first equity investment in a British technology company. Apart from Huawei, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH of Germany and Xilinx Inc. from the U.S. also participated in the strategic investment round. The three companies invested a total of USD26 million in XMOS. XMOS’ valuation during this round of financing reached over USD100 million; however, XMOS gave no comment on the rumor.

Huawei to become first client for TSMC 16nm FinFET process

China-based smartphone vendor Huawei is likely to be the first client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s 16nm FinFET process node, according to industry sources. The 16nm chip, designed for smartphone application, is developed by Huawei’s subsidiary HiSilicon Technologies and is expected to debut in early 2015, said the sources. In addition to the wafer foundry orders, Huawei has also decided to utilize TSMC’s backend CoWoS (chip on wafer on substrate) packaging process for the 16nm chips, the sources added.

Huawei Uses WeChat to Sell Smartphones

Huawei Technologies is now using Chinese messaging app WeChat as their marketing tool to sell smartphones. The company introduced the marketing strategy during the last week of May when WeChat integrated a virtual shop of, an online retailer and second-largest e-commerce in China next to Alibaba group. According to JD, its WeChat store have received 550,000 Honor 6 pre-orders from customers. Also, portions of the orders were attributed the sales campaign the company launched before the handset was released on Tuesday.

Huawei Makes Huge Impact with Technology Deployment at Thumbay Group’s UAE Hospitals

Hospital LAN Network implemented by Huawei team reduced downtime by 70 percent and increased productivity by 25 percent. Dubai – Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider — announced today the successful completion of a Local Area Network (LAN) deployment for UAE based Thumbay Group , allowing for it to provide a network across its range of hospitals across the Emirates. Thumbay Group , an international business conglomerate of companies, focusing mainly in the healthcare sector, commissioned Huawei to develop a LAN network that would link its four UAE GMC Hospitals.

Telecom Managed Services Vendors Ericsson and Huawei Locked in an Epic Struggle, Each With 30% of the US$ 13B Market, Says ABI Research

ABI Research finds that “slow and steady” describes the overall 2013 Telecom Network Managed Services market, but notes fierce competition among the vendors. Based on full-year reporting and analysis, ABI Research finds the leading vendors have reaped the benefits from an industry in rationalization turmoil. The top three vendors continue to improve their execution skills and now account for 85% of total Telecom Managed Services revenues. “Managed Services is an industry where scale and execution are everything,” says Joe Hoffman, mobile networks practice director, “and we expect the The Rule of Three and Four will continue to sculpt the landscape.”

Vodafone and Huawei achieve GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing trial

SHENZHEN, CHINA: Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced the implementation of GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (GL DSS) trial with Vodafone Spain. GL DSS is able to improve LTE capacity by up to 50 percent through maximizing wireless spectrum utilization.

Envision a Better Connected World: Huawei to Attend the Mobile Asia Expo 2014

[Shanghai, China, June 11, 2014] Huawei, a leading global information and communications (ICT) solutions provider, will appear at the Mobile Asia Expo 2014, acting as a gold sponsor for the event and participating as a speaker at the GSMA Mobile Forum. The Expo, held in Shanghai for the past three consecutive years, will enable Huawei to further demonstrate its commitment to promoting the development of the global mobile ecosystem.

Huawei launches Ascend G6 in the Philippines, aims for 10% smartphone market share

China phone-maker Huawei launched the Huawei Ascend G6 in the Philippines last Saturday, dubbed as the more affordable version of its earlier launched slim smartphone, the Ascend P6. Priced at Php 9,990 (US$ 228), the Ascend G6 is roughly half of the Ascend P6’s Php 18,999 (US$433). The Ascend G6 features a 4.5-inch screen, making it 0.2 inches smaller and five grams lighter than the earlier-launched Ascend P6. Specifications wise, the two phones are very similar, both with an 8-megapixel back camera and quad-core processor.

Huawei hits 10Gbps in wi-fi trial

A new Huawei-backed wi-fi standard is said to have reached a transmission rate of 10.53 gigabits per second at the Chinese vendor’s Shenzen campus. Currently the fastest commercially available wi-fi standard is 802.11ac which uses wide, 80 to 160MHz bands, signal beamforming and 256 level quadrature amplitude modulation for high spectral efficiency, providing real-world speeds of around a third to half of wired gigabit Ethernet.,huawei-hits-10gbps-in-wi-fi-trial.aspx

Hon Hai won’t insist on Huawei: chairman

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is not insisting on using equipment made by Huawei Technologies (華為) for the construction of its 4G base stations, but the government should be quick in determining whether to allow the use of Huawei’s products, Hon Hai chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) said yesterday. Hon Hai is one of the local firms pursuing the fourth-generation (4G) mobile broadband network in Taiwan, and hopes to acquire telecommunications equipment made by China-based Huawei.

Chinese smartphone manufacturers on offensive in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – “You will see Chinese brand smartphones flood the Vietnamese market in just a few more years,” a Vietnam branch director of a Chinese phone manufacturing company said. The senior executive said he is sure about this because a series of models of the company for which he works, and other Chinese products, from low-cost to high-end, have been easily penetrating the Vietnamese market. He went on to say that the Chinese products that flood Vietnam this time will not be unknown or counterfeit goods, but products bearing strong Chinese brands.

Samsung on top in growing smartphone market

WASHINGTON: South Korea’s Samsung remained at the top of the rapidly growing smartphone market in early 2014 as Chinese rivals gained ground, a survey showed on Wednesday. Samsung had a 30.2 percent market share, compared with 31.9 percent a year earlier. Apple remained the number two global vendor at 15.5 percent, which was down from 17.1 percent one year earlier. Chinese firm Huawei held third place with a 4.7 percent global share, with year-over-year sales growth of 47 percent.

Huawei Selects SOASTA to Provide Automated Continuous Test Integration and Cloud Performance Testing for Its Chinese and Global Customers

SOASTA® Inc., a leader in cloud and mobile testing, today announced that Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has selected SOASTA to provide continuous integration and robust functional test automation for its business and consumer offerings. Huawei will utilize SOASTA TouchTest and CloudTest for internal testing of Huawei’s apps, ensuring peak performance and user experiences for its PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) ecosystem.

Huawei Device aims to ship 80 million smartphones in 2014

China-based vendor Huawei Device has set a goal of shipping 80 million smartphones globally in 2014, growing 53.8% on year, according to the company. Huawei Device said it has sold eight million units of its flagship smartphone, the Honor 3C, launched at the end of 2013, and expects to sell 20 million in 2014.

Huawei has preliminary ideas for 5G mobile, says vice chairman

China-based ICT solution provider Huawei Technologies has preliminary ideas of 5G mobile communication standards although the technology has yet to be definied, company vice chairman and rotating CEO Xu Zhi-jun said at the company’s 11th Annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, southern China, on April 23. The preliminary ideas include base stations with networking capacity 1,000 times that of existing ones, a mobile data transfer rate of 10Gbps and low traffic latency of under 1 millisecond, Xu said.

Huawei Launches APAC’s First Ever OpenDaylight Lab

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the opening of its OpenDaylight (ODL) Lab in Shenzhen, China. OpenDaylight is an open and collaborative network programmability platform for software defined networking (SDN). It also creates a solid foundation for network virtualization function (NFV) for networks of any size or scale. The Huawei run ODL Lab will become the first of its kind in Asia Pacific, and second in the world to be hosted by a third-party as part of the approved OpenDaylight Community Labs list.

China-based Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi aim at annual shipments of 100 million smartphones

TAG indexHuawei Device and Xiaomi Technology aim to ship 100 million smartphones globally in 2015, while fellow vendor Lenovo aims to hit 100 million in its 2014 fiscal year (April 2014-March 2015), according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Huawei Device shipped 50 million smartphones globally in 2013 and expects to ship 80-90 million units in 2014, with its global market share to rise from 5% in 2013 to 8-10%, the sources indicated.