Alcatel’s strategic undersea cables unit to be swallowed by Nokia

APACChannel News Asia — PARIS: Alcatel-Lucent said on Tuesday it will not sell its undersea cables unit, meaning the strategic business which underpins the global Internet will be taken by Nokia once it completes its acquisition of the Franco-American group. The Finnish firm said in April the 15.6 billion euro (US$17 billion) acquisition of network gear maker Alcatel-Lucent as they aim to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei .

China’s Huawei rides Google coattails into new markets

China.gifShanghai Daily — WITH a partnership to make one of Google’s flagship Nexus smartphones, Chinese tech giant Huawei is gaining new prominence which could help its efforts to win broader global consumer appeal. Huawei was tapped this week to produce the Nexus 6P, one of two handsets unveiled this week by Google to showcase its Android mobile operating system.

Guangdong Cable contracts vendors for private cloud

ChinaTelecom Asia — Huawei and Accenture have entered into an agreement with Guangdong Cable (GCable) in China to deploy an integrated budget management planning and support system. This will be done by leveraging the Enterprise Private Cloud solution under the Huawei-Accenture strategic alliance (HASA).

Huawei: Small cells will be the future

ChinaRCR Wireless — In an interview with Mobile World Live, Huawei Small Cell Marketing Director Philip Song said the telecoms equipment vendors expects to significantly grow its market share in the small cells sector. He emphasized the benefit to network operators who purchase macro base stations and small cells from the same vendor.

Will Cisco Systems Inc. Win Over the Chinese Government?

ChinaFool — Networking giant Cisco recently agreed to form a joint venture with Chinese server maker Inspur to sell networking and cloud computing products in China. The companies announced that they would invest $100 million in the project, but neither revealed any specific details. The partnership is a clear attempt to boost Cisco’s presence in China, where sales have tumbled due to competition from cheaper Chinese rivals like Huawei, exacerbated by cybersecurity concerns about American tech companies.

Huawei Addresses China + 16 CEEC Forum, Promoting Gigaband Development

ChinaPRNewswire — BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Central and East European Countries (CEEC) 2015 Forum opened today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Huawei participated in the Forum and demonstrated its National Broadband and Smart City solutions promoting gigaband development. In a keynote speech entitled, “NBN2020: Gigaband Nation Boosts Innovations and Prosperity,” Tang Xinbing, CTO of Huawei’s Fixed Network Product Line stressed the significance of ultra-broadband infrastructure on industrial and social development.–16-ceec-forum-promoting-gigaband-development-300149212.html

China white-box smartphone vendors lower prices to cope with increasing competition

ChinaDigi Times — China-based white-box smartphone vendors, under increasing competition from vendors including Huawei Device, Lenovo, Xiaomi Technology and Coolpad as well as Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, have reduced ex-factory quotes, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. Quotes for a 5-inch white-box smartphone, for example, have reached as low as US$35, the sources said.

Huawei releases OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery solution

ChinaNetwork Asia — At the Huawei Cloud Congress 2015, Huawei released the industry’s first OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery solution. This solution provides disaster recovery capabilities for cloud data centers that employ an open architecture. In addition, the solution helps telecom operators and large-sized enterprises provide disaster recovery services for tenants.

Huawei Bags a ‘Hat-Trick’ at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015

ChinaPRNewswire — SINGAPORE: Huawei has been honored with The Enterprise Data Center, The Internet Data Center and The Modular Deployment awards at the DatacenterDynamics Asia Pacific Awards 2015. This awards ceremony was held on September 16th at the Marina Bay Sands, as part of Singapore Data Center Week. Winning the Enterprise Data Center Award was Huawei Langfang Cloud Data Center.

Huawei Hosts the 2nd Ultra-Broadband Forum Towards a Gigaband World

China.gifPRNewswire — MADRID: Huawei today announced the successful opening of the 2nd Annual Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF) it hosted, which this year was held in Madrid, Spain. This year’s UBBF is themed UBB 2020: Towards a Gigaband World. In total, more than 300 people attended the event, including representatives from leading operators, regulatory authorities, video content providers, Smart Home initiatives, industry analysts, and media outlets.

Huawei Nexus 6 (2015) Update: Leaked Images Of Huawei’s First Laser Auto-Focus Device Shows All-Metal Build!

ChinaChina Topix — Huawei Nexus 6 is once again the subject of recently leaked images showcasing its rear fingerprint reader, laser autofocus, a bulging camera, dual front speakers, as well as its all-metal build. Google is rumored to be rolling out two Nexus devices before the end of this year. One of which will be a Nexus smartphone with 5.2-inch display made by LG, while the other will be a phablet with 6-inch display that will be manufactured by Huawei.

Worldwide server shipments grew 8% in 2Q15, while revenue increased 7.2%, says Gartner, from TW

TaiwanDigi 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.

Smartphone brands in China to focus on quality not quantity

ChinaWant 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.

Huawei opens A$30m ICT innovation center in Australia

AustraliaGlobal 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.

Huawei Redefines Innovative ICT to Enable Smart Energy at its Global Energy Industry Summit 2015

China.gifPRNewswire 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.

Huawei wins European smartphone award for third year running

ChinaWant 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 triple smartphone share in India

IndiaChinese 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.

Gear makers Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent tweak India business strategy

IndiaEconomic 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.

Chinese smartphone makers moving into fast-growing Indian market

IndiaMany 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.

Huawei Roadshow 2015: Software defined, 5G and Cloud to define the network future

China.gifMIS 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.