Huawei looks to give indoor mobile speeds a boost with LTE-Advanced

ChinaHuawei Technologies has conducted a real-world trial of LTE-Advanced that shows that much faster indoor cellular speeds may be around the corner. The telecommunications equipment vendor conducted the trial with Singaporean network operator StarHub, using products capable of download speeds of up to 300Mbps. Early test results were promising, with users getting much faster downloads and better video quality than before, Huawei said without offering any details of the data rates achieved.

Huawei Builds NFV Open Lab

ChinaChinese telecom device maker Huawei announced in Xi’an that the company has completed the construction of a network functions virtualization open lab with an initial investment of over USD5 million. Liang Hua, president of Huawei global technical service unit, said that the NFV open lab is an innovation center for ICT convergence. It is committed to open cooperation and joint innovation with global partners to establish an NFV industrial eco-chain, integrate value, and help the business success of clients.

Huawei, BT Ireland Test 400 Gbps Fiber Broadband Transmission

China.gifChinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and telecom firm BT Ireland have successfully tested a 400 Gbps fiber broadband over fiber optics that connects the city of Dublin to Belfast. Huawei and BT Ireland have transmitted 400 Gbps of data across existing 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps wavelengths. BT said it had chosen to carry out the test in Ireland due to its existing network infrastructure and the 200 km distance between Dublin and Belfast.

Huawei and China Unicom Deploy World’s First Tiniest Atom Router

ChinaChinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd.’s Guangdong Branch (Guangdong Unicom) recently announced the deployment of the world’s first Atom Router for commercial use. “The industry’s first deployment of an Atom Router for commercial use proves the maturity and commercial readiness of Huawei’s innovative IP technologies and E2E solutions, and will enable Guangdong Unicom to build leading and optimized networks for users.” said Gai Gang, Huawei’s president of its Carrier IP product line.

Huawei gives away 15 Honor Holly smartphone every hour to mark 15 years in India

IndiaNEW DELHI: Huawei Thursday launched an online offer where 15 lucky people could win Honor Holly smartphone every hour between 10 AM to 2 PM over 2 days, to celebrate 15 years of operations in the country.  Huawei would be giving out a total of 120 smartphones over February 5 and February 6 between 10 AM and 2 PM.  “We are excited to complete 15 successful years in India and it would not have been possible without the trust that our consumers have in us,” Allen Wang, president-consumer device business at Huawei, said in a statement.

Huawei and China Mobile Improve Upload Speed by 180%

ChinaChinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Hong Kong-based telecom company China Mobile Communications Corporation have announced the testing of the world’s first uplink carrier aggregation (CA) over Jiangsu Mobile’s network. Huawei and China Mobile said the test improved the upload data rate by 180 per cent. Increasing uplink speed will provide consumers the ability to upload high quality videos, which will definitely boost the performance of telemedicine, video conferencing and video surveillance.

Huawei Plans To Set Up New R&D Office In Canada

China.gifFollowing the establishment of offices in Ottawa and Markham, the Chinese telecom device maker Huawei recently expressed intention to set up a new research and development office in Waterloo, Canada. The new office will be committed to solving mobile phone security issues. However, the establishment of the new R&D office is still subject to Huawei’s hiring of enough engineers in Waterloo.

Huawei steps into Westfield shopping centres, from AU

AustraliaHuawei Australia will be hitting select Sydney Westfield shopping centres with its Huawei Experiential Zones in an effort to showcase its consumer product range. The Experiential Zones will offer customers the opportunity to explore the latest mobile and mobile broadband technology. The Huawei Mate 7 will be on display at Westfield centres in Chatswood, Parramatta, Bondi, Sydney City and Miranda.

StarHub in commercial trial of Huawei’s LampSite solution

SingaporeTELECOMMUNICATION solutions provider Huawei has started a commercial trial of its LampSite indoor coverage solution with Singaporean mobile operator StarHub at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. The solution would enable StarHub to combine the use of its existing frequency spectrum on both 1800 and 2600 MHz bands on a single platform, to achieve peak throughput rates of up to 300Mbps, Huawei said in a statement.

Huawei increases Malaysian foothold with Ingram Micro tie-up

ChinaChinese ICT products and solutions giant Huawei has appointed Malaysian IT distributor Ingram Micro as the newest authorised distributor of mobile broadband and home devices in Malaysia. Gary Xu, Huawei Technologies Malaysia’s country director (Consumer Business Group), said this New Year partnership follows the opening of several new stores and product announcements during 2014 in Malaysia.

Huawei bids for emergency network deal

ChinaHuawei said Wednesday it wants to participate in the Korean government’s project to establish a public emergency communication network. The Chinese network equipment company underlined that its products will help the country to quickly respond when the public is in danger. “Huawei’s public safety broadband network is easy to deploy and has various customized features based on the company’s expertise in narrowband network technology,” said Huawei Technologies’ long-term evolution (LTE) product line Vice President Wang Qingwen during a press conference at the Lotte Hotel in central Seoul, Wednesday.

Huawei eyes $16 billion revenue from consumer business

ChinaSHENZHEN: China’s Huawei Technologies is targeting $16 billion in revenue for its consumer business group this year, the head of the unit, Richard Yu, said on Tuesday. The Chinese consumer product maker, which competes with Apple and Samsung Electronics for smartphones, said in December it shipped about 75 million smartphones in 2014, a 40% year-on-year increase but lagging its target of 80 million units.

Huawei’s elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns, and air of mystery

ChinaU.S. security concerns may still haunt the reputation of Huawei Technologies, but the Chinese company’s elusive founder brushed off any involvement in state-sponsored cyber espionage in a rare interview on Thursday. “We are a Chinese company, but we will never hurt another country,” said Ren Zhengfei, in an webcast interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Appearing relaxed and smiling at times, Huawei’s founder tried to dispel misconceptions surrounding the Chinese company, which over the years has found itself embroiled in cyber security concerns coming from the U.S. government.

Mainland has never asked Huawei to spy: CEO

ChinaDAVOS, Switzerland — China’s controversial telecommunications equipment maker Huawei supports the ruling Communist Party and loves the country, its CEO said Thursday, but stressed Beijing has never asked it to spy on the United States or others. Ren Zhengfei, a former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) engineer, founded the company in 1987 and it has risen to rank among the world’s top manufacturers of network equipment.

Huawei looks to learn from US amid security concerns

BEIJING: Huawei, the Chinese communication company accused by the United States Congress of posing a security risk, said on Tuesday (Jan 13) it needed to learn from the “great country” as it tries to grow its US business. Washington has long seen Huawei as a security threat due to perceived close links to the Chinese government, which it denies, while the United States and Australia have barred it from involvement in broadband projects over espionage fears. Huawei denies such allegations vigorously.

Huawei sells 75m smartphones, ranks 3rd as largest smartphone vendor

Chinese technology firm Huawei’s revenue increased about 20 per cent to at least 287 billion yuan (S$61.74 billion) last year, aided by its 75 million smartphone sales, according to the company’s preliminary financial statement. Huawei retains as the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, with more than 40 per cent sales growth last year, reported China Business News on Wednesday.

China’s Huawei Technologies says 2014 profit likely rose 17%

BEIJING: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd likely booked a 17% increase in operating profit last year, as worldwide adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology boosted earnings at China’s leading telecommunications equipment maker.  Profit likely reached 33.9bil yuan (RM19.41bil) to 34.3bil yuan (RM19.64bil) in 2014, on a roughly 20% increase in revenue at 287bil yuan (RM164.33bil) to 289bil yuan (RM165.48bil), the company said in unaudited results.

Huawei Boasts 2014 Revenues of $46B

A diversified portfolio and aggressive expansion in the enterprise and smartphone markets helped Huawei achieve an enviable year-on-year revenues growth rate of 15% in 2014, taking its full-year sales figure to US$46 billion, according to the vendor’s CEO. In a “New Year Message for 2015,” current CEO Ken Hu noted that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. had “seized” opportunities resulting from the rollout of 4G and accelerated innovation in cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT).$46b/d/d-id/712815

Huawei and Spain’s IB-RED Deploy First 4G LTE Networks in the Balearic Islands

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co.,, Ltd. recently announced the deployment of its enterprise eLTE solution by Spanish telecom network provider, IB-RED, in the Balearic Islands. Huawei’s enterprise eLTE solution includes a 4G Ultra-wideband wireless network to meet the growing demands of tourists visiting the islands for Internet access, Voice over IP (VOIP) and multimedia services. It uses a single eNodeB to cover 15 to 25 kilometers and supports a downlink data rate of up to 100Mbps.

Copying Xiaomi’s strategy pays Huawei

BEIJING: China’s Huawei Technologies has taken sales of its low-price Honor brand of smartphones to 20 million from 1 million in just one year, hitting pay dirt with the disruptive online-only strategy it copied from smaller upstart Xiaomi. Given the early signs, Huawei executives hope to emulate the phenomenal growth of Xiaomi, which broke into the global top five in just a few years — a success not likely to go unnoticed by the growing ranks of low-cost Chinese smartphone makers.