Huawei Operating Revenue Up 30% In H1 2015

ChinaChina 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%.

China seeks leading role in developing 5G technology

ChinaWant 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 Kicks Off Open IT Ecosystem For Finance Industry

ChinaHuawei 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.

Chinese Cloud Computing War Will Soon Begin

ChinaChina 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.

Telecom firms positioning themselves early for 5G in China

China.gifWant 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.

Huawei Promotes Open Platform Architecture Development at 3rd Annual Global Financial Services

ChinaWireless 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.

Huawei revamps air interface for 4.5G/5G

ChinaTelecom 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.

China switch sales post first-ever decline in 1Q15, enterprise WLAN sales jump, says IDC

ChinaDigi Times — China is now the world’s second largest economy, and China-based network equipment makers are seizing the opportunity brought by the huge domestic market to close the gap with their foreign rivals. Domestic makers accounted for 52.3% of the network equipment market in the first quarter of 2015, and their combined market share is expected to exceed 70% when H3C is restructured into a network equipment vendor.

Huawei, European partners join forces as EU 5G research levels up

ChinaWant China Times — The world’s leading telecommunication solution provider Chinese company Huawei and its European partners reached a major milestone on the road towards 5G with the launch of the first phase projects of the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) at the beginning of this month, the Chinese company announced in a press release Tuesday.

Huawei on path to ship 100 million smartphones by year end

ChinaTimes of India — HONG KONG: China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s fourth-biggest smartphone maker, is ahead of schedule on smartphone shipments and will meet its 2015 target of 100 million handsets before the end of the year, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters.

Huawei sales rise 30 percent in H1 2015

China.gifZDNet — Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei has announced its results for the first half of 2015, with the company generating revenue of 175.9 billion yuan ($28.3 billion), a year-on-year increase of 30 percent, with operating margins of 18 percent. The company said all three of its business units — enterprise, consumer, and carrier — experienced growth in the six months until June.

Huawei, European partners join forces as EU 5G research levels up

China.gifWant China Times — The world’s leading telecommunication solution provider Chinese company Huawei and its European partners reached a major milestone on the road towards 5G with the launch of the first phase projects of the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) at the beginning of this month, the Chinese company announced in a press release Tuesday.

Unicom, Huawei to deploy 4.5G at Shanghai Disney

ChinaTelecom Asia — China Unicom Shanghai, Huawei and Shanghai Shendi – an agent of Disney China – have signed a collaboration agreement to deploy 4.5G networks at the Shanghai Disney Resort. The cooperation agreement covers network deployment as well as the introduction of new services based on 4.5G, the companies announced.

Huawei: Agreement for 5G technology testing signed; ‘You finally found me’ – Sai Mizzi Liang

ChinaTimes of Malta — Huawei Technologies has committed itself to start testing 5G technology in a memorandum of understanding signed between the government and the Chinese company. The agreement was signed at the small office Huawei is occupying at Smart City, which was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Also taking part in the ceremony were, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth José Herrera, Sai Mizzi Liang, Investment Envoy for Asia, and Edward Chan, CEO Huawei Italia.

Huawei can set up unit in India, conditions apply

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry has cleared a proposal of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to set up a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu with riders like appointment of Indians to key posts of chief of technical operations and chief security officer.  The move came almost two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China where he affirmed his commitment to creating a business environment suitable for both the countries.

Huawei Philippines holds ICT Roadshow

PhilippinesPhil Star — MANILA, Philippines – Huawei Technologies Philippines Inc. recently held “Building a Better Connected Philippines” at Dusit Thani Manila Hotel. “At Huawei, we believe technological innovation will help advance social progress, and communications will enrich people’s lives. We will leverage our leading ICT products and solutions to innovate jointly with our Filipino partners to help this country become a leading nation,” says Huawei Philippines CEO Jacky Gao Kexin.

Global Android phone makers slump in China

ChinaWant China Times — Leading global smartphone companies in the Android camp have not fared well in the Chinese market this year, amid heated competition from local players and Apple, the China Business Daily reports. Samsung, which dominated the Chinese smartphone market until last year, gave estimates on the company’s results for the period between April and June July 7, estimating its operating profit at 6.9 trillion South Korean won (US$6.13 billion), down 4% from last year.

Huawei Technologies, ZTE invest in 5G R&D

ChinaDigi Times  — China-based telecom equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE, in an attempt to lead in international development of 5G mobile communication technology and application, will invest US$600 million and EUR300 million (US$336 million) respectively in 5G R&D, according to the companies.  Huawei has signed for cooperation with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom (German Telecom) for R&D of 5G technology and application.

Huawei Advances LTE-M for IoT in China

ChinaLight Reading — Huawei is teaming up with China Unicom Shanghai and China Unicom Research Institute to advance work on LTE-M, the low-power, slower-speed version of 4G — or 4.5G as it calls it — that is slated to power machine-to-machine (M2M) communications of the future. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said Monday that the trio has begun collaborating on a cellular Internet of Things (IoT) pilot based on LTE-Machine to Machine (LTE-M) in Shanghai.

Huawei, China Unicom serve up cellular IoT with “smart parking”

ChinaBased on Huawei’s “4.5G” LTE service for machine to machine communications (LTE-M), the carrier has rolled out a trial mode of what it refers to as “Smart Parking”, and claims it to be the first commercial application of commercial LTE-based cellular IoT. Smart Parking is intended to help ease traffic and parking congestion in dense urban areas with intelligent sensors across the city. Drivers can search for available parking bay using a mobile app, and has been trialled in Shanghai.