Digi Times — In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8% on year, while revenues increased 7.2% from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The second quarter on-year growth for 2015 slowed compared with the annual growth of the first quarter of the year,” said Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice president at Gartner.
Want China Times — Faced with increasingly acute competition, Lenovo, China’s leading IT firm, will have its mobile communications division, except for the operations of its Zuk smartphone brand, incorporated into Motorola, which it acquired in early 2014, Lenovo Mobile president Chen Xudong said on Aug. 27. The decision is in line with the strategy of the new CEO focusing on a few select models in order to survive the cut-throat competition on the market, according to the Chinese-language Beijing Daily.
Global telecommunications giant Huawei on Wednesday furthered their innovation and talent development, investing A$30 million (US$22.1 million) in a new training and innovation center in Sydney. Inaugurating the center on Wednesday, Huawei Global rotating chief executive Ken Hu said innovation is part of the giant’s DNA, investing at least 10% of revenue into research and development since the companies founding in 1987.
PRNewswire Asia — ALMATY, Kazakhstan: With energy as a driving force for global economic development, energy companies around the world are encountering a multitude of challenges as they move towards digital transformation. Against this backdrop, Huawei hosted its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015 with the theme of “Innovative ICT Enables Smart Energy” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from August 19 to 20, 2015.
Want China Times — Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei was on Monday announced as the winner of the prize for the European Consumer Smartphone 2015/2016 in recognition of its Huawei P8 smartphone. Huawei has now won the award, handed out by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), for three consecutive years — it won the 2014/2015 award for the Huawei Ascend P7, while the Ascend P6 won the previous year’s prize.
Chinese vendors tripled shipments year-on-year in the second quarter in the Indian market, indicating that low-cost vendors are posing a challenge to global players like Apple in a very price-sensitive market. The Chinese vendors have been successful by a combination of strategies, including online flash sales and by pushing low-cost 4G phones, priced at between US$100-150, a market that was unattended by Indian and global vendors, according to research firm IDC.
Economic Times — NEW DELHI: Top telecom equipment vendors in India such as Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei are transforming themselves from their core business of supplying gear to telcos to information and communications technology (ICT)-enablers in multiple sectors to leverage digital transition in a country where mobile penetration has reached the optimal level.
Many Chinese smartphone makers have entered India or are set to make inroads there to take advantage of the country’s rapid growth in demand for smartphones and low labor costs. Leading Chinese mobile phone manufacturers Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei and Coolpad have expanded into India, while Taiwanese Hon Hai Group, which operates many its factories in China churning out iPhones and iPads for Apple, and Shanghai HuaQin Telecom technology are planning to set up assembly lines in the country.
MIS Asia — Huawei Australia CEO, Zhao (James) Xichu took to the stage to update Huawei’s partners and customers on the state of the business, which boasted $US46.5bn in revenues in 2014. That number already looks like it will be surpassed in 2015: this year the company has recorded $US28.3bn in revenues, up 30 per cent year-on-year.
Digi Times — Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi Technology are expected to increase adoption of in-house-developed ARM-architecture application processors (APs) in their own-brand smartphones. Huawei’s subsidiary IC designer HiSilicon Technologies has improved its technological capability and Xiaomi has obtained licenses from China-based Leadcore Technology to develop own-use APs, according to Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Digi Times — China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has announced that it plans to launch business-use cloud services in the China market, in addition to its current role as being a telecom equipment and solution supplier. Huawei will offer IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services initially, targeting government organizations and state-run enterprises.
Times of India — SHANGHAI: Two Chinese smartphone makers pushed US technology giant Apple into third place in the world’s biggest market in the second quarter, an independent analyst firm said Monday. Xiaomi, known for delivering high-performance products at cheap prices, was the largest smartphone vendor in China based on shipments with a 15.9% market share in the April-June period, Canalys said in a press release.
PRNewswire — NEW YORK: In early July, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin, hosted Huawei’s first-ever Asia/Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, and drew more than 400 telecom leaders from throughout Asia/Pacific, including fromIndia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Australia, Singapore,Malaysia and Thailand. Regional efforts to meet aggressive plans to roll out broadband services were the focus of Huawei’s Ultra Broadband Summit, with the goal of working toward ways of achieving the ITU’s Connect 2020 agenda.
China Tech News — Chinese telecom device maker Huawei published its semi-annual performance report for the first half of 2015, stating that the company achieved sales of CNY175.9 billion during the reporting period, a year-on-year increase of 30%; and its operating profit rate was 18%.
Want China Times — China is seeking to take a leading position in the development of 5G wireless communication technology, with the government and businesses both investing heavily on research and development, according to China Economic Weekly. On July 22, Zhang Feng, chief engineer and spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), said the country plans to increase its R&D in 5G technology, while continuing expanding 4G fiber optic networks.
Huawei plans to partner with financial services providers including Acenture, Deloitte, First Data and Infosys to promote the the adoption by the banking industry of open-standards and cloud-based technologies comparable to those used by Internet start-ups. “Internet companies have achieved great success by deploying cloud computing and open architecture,” Huawei stated.
China Tech News — Huawei is ready to battle Alibaba’s Aliyun cloud service as Huawei plans to hold a launch event at the end of July 2015 to officially release its own public cloud computing services. Huawei’s rotating CEO and vice chairman Xu Zhijun disclosed in April that the company would soon launch its public cloud services to formally enter the Chinese information service industry, and now local Chinese media are confirming that the commencement will happen within two weeks.
Want China Times — Chinese telecom operators have begun planning for the arrival of the fifth-generation (5G) wireless telecommunication technology, which is expected to be commercially launched in 2020, Chinese web portal NetEase reported. Although China only began offering 4G services at the end of 2013, telecom companies are already planning for the introduction of 5G, the standards for which will be established in 2016, the web portal said.
Wireless Dev Net — Huawei today hosted the 3rd annual Global Financial Services Industry (FSI) Summit under the theme of “Reshaping IT to Drive Business Transformation” in Beijing, China. The event gathered more than 900 of Huawei’s financial customers and partners. Key topics covered at the event included the digital transformation of financial institutions, accelerating information construction through platform transformation, product innovation, and the systemization of service delivery.
Telecom Asia — Huawei has announced it has made achievements towards realizing key 4.5G/5G technologies in all small cell products, including LampSite, Pico, Micro, and Book RRU. The vendor said it has made a series of significant breakthroughs in air interface solutions applicable to small cells, including 256QAM modulation, carrier aggregation, Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA), and candidate technologies for 5G, enabling networks to deliver a data rate at the xGbps level.