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.

Huawei Rated as Top SDN and NFV Supplier for the Second Consecutive Year in Survey Conducted by Current Analysis

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today announced that it has been rated as a top supplier for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions for the second consecutive year by leading telecoms operators, according to a 2014 survey conducted by analyst firm Current Analysis.

Huawei to do ‘anything it takes’ to protect its patents, from IN

NEW DELHI: Huawei Technologies, one of the world’s top five smartphone makers, has vowed to strongly protect its intellectual property, warning handset makers against potential infringements on its patents on technologies such as 4G, amid an increasing number of patent disputes in India ending up in lawsuits.  “In 4G, the largest percentage of essential patents belongs to us,” P Sanjeev, director of device sales at Huawei India, told ET on Wednesday. “As much as we respect others IPR (intellectual property rights), we will do anything that it takes to protect our own patents as well.”

Digitimes Research: US server vendors see growing threat from China competitors

With the server market’s rapid growth and the China government’s aggressive efforts to build up the country’s server industry, China-based server brand vendors have all seen their annual shipment growths surpassing 50% in the past few years. As Lenovo completed the acquisition of IBM’s server business in September of 2014, Digitimes Research expects the strong growth to continue in 2015.

Huawei calls for industry collaboration for broadband innovation

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei showcased its vision of “Building a Better Connected World” at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2014 in Doha, Qatar held on December 7-10, 2014. During the event, the company outlined a more convenient and smarter lifestyle featuring futuristic 5G connectivity technologies, ubiquitous broadband connectivity,   and connected smart cities and smart homes, the Chinese ICT giant said in a statement.

Huawei and Red Hat form partnership for cloud solutions

Huawei and Red Hat have announced a new global partnership to enable OpenStack based cloud deployments. In a statement, the Chinese ICT giant said that Huawei and Red Hat, the open source leader, aim to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) required by Communication Service Providers (CSPs) through this partnership.

Huawei Partners with Black Lotus to Provide Enhanced DDoS Protection for the Global Security Service Market

BEIJING, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Black Lotus, a leading Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service provider to provide enterprises with professional and efficient anti-DDoS products and services that address the challenges of new DDoS attack types. The partnership will focus on research and development (R&D) in cyber defense technology and marketing.

Three Korean Carriers Team With Huawei For 5G Development

Huawei’s product and solution CTO Li Sanqi revealed that the company has reached a close cooperation with three major South Korean telecom companies, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, for the research and development of fifth-generation network services. During the closing ceremony of Startup Nations Summit 2014 held in Seoul, Li said that Huawei will work together with telecom service suppliers to develop a stable 5G network.

PC, laptops said to be on their way out, said Huawei

The days of personal computers (PCs) and laptops may be numbered. “The PC is already on its way out; laptops have started to disappear,” said Barry Lerner, South Pacific regional chief information officer of Huawei Australia. “We’re going into the small (mobile) devices, and the tablets. Businesses and customers will start to utilize cloud.”

Huawei Showcases its Safe City Solutions

About 400 attendees gathered at the summit to discuss and explore security and information and communication technology approaches to support smart and safe cities. “A smart and safe city system helps to improve incident prevention, enables efficient processing, supports investigations, and enhances national security.” said Zhang Hongxi, Huawei’s vice president of Northern Latin America region.

No, Huawei and ZTE did not accuse Xiaomi of patent infringement

Earlier today, a story originating on the 21st Century Business Herald went viral on Chinese tech media, reporting that Huawei and ZTE sent letters to Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo accusing them of patent infringement. Tech in Asia contacted Xiaomi and Oppo for a statement. Xiaomi says it never received such a letter. Additionally, Huawei’s head of intellectual property, Jason Ding, refuted the rumor on his Weibo account, confirming Huawei did not send the letter.

Huawei Will Build R&D Center In South Korea

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will reportedly build a research and development center in South Korea. According to reports in South Korean local media, this move aims to more effectively enter the South Korean domestic market and acquire technologies related to smartphones in South Korea.

China’s Huawei Promises USD6.3 Million Investment For UK 5G Research

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei promised that they will provide EUR5 million, which is about USD6.3 million, to the 5G innovation center of University of Surrey, aiming to promote research and testing of next-generation data transmission standards. The goal of the 5G innovation center of University of Surrey is to implement 5G technology application testing in the real world.