Telecom Asia — Huawei and StarHub have completed a live demonstration of the world’s fastest 1Gbps indoor coverage network at the Pan Pacific Singapore. The trial combined StarHub’s 55MHz of frequency spectrum across the 1800-MHz, 2100-MHz and 2600-MHz bands to deliver gigabit-bandwidth.
Didi Times — China-based telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has been developing products and solutions based on cloud computing, according to company vice chairman and rotating CEO Eric Xu. Xu, speaking at Huawei’s 3th Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen, southern China, on April 11, said the company aims to enable telecom carriers and enterprises to build their cloud-based networking/communication infrastructure, which is crucial to transformation to comprehensive digitization.
Digi Times — Huawei Technologies aims to ship 140 million smartphones worldwide in 2016, 44% of which will be mid-range and high-end models. The company aims at revenues of US$30 billion in 2016 for its Consumer Business Group consisting of smartphones, tablets and consumer networking/communication devices.
IT Web — Huawei’s Safe City Solution has been deployed by over 100 cities across more than 30 countries, including Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. This is according to the ICT solutions provider, which said at Huawei Analyst Summit 2016 that the solution already serves more than 400 million people around the world.
Montreal Gazette — SHENZHEN: Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) today shared its 2015 financial results and 2016 vision and strategy under the theme of “Leading New ICT, Building A Better Connected World” at the Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS) 2016. Huawei EBG generated CNY 27.6 billion (USD4.25 billion) annual revenue in 2015, an increase of 43.8% year-over-year and the keeps strong growth.
ZDNet — In response to the increasing influx of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, Chinese technology giant Huawei will leverage multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) to boost mobile coverage to “4.5G” prior to the introduction of 5G, in addition to attaining gigabit-speed fixed broadband through DOCSIS 3.1 and 10 GPON.
Telecom Asia — The Guangzhou and Shenzhen sections of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link have implemented Huawei’s Railway Operational Communication Solution a few years ago. The system is ready for implementation by the Hong Kong section of the express rail link, if and when needed, said Yuan Xilin, president of Transport Sector of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Technologies.
ZDNet — Huawei has reported a 37 percent year-on-year increase in its 2015 revenue to 395 billion yuan (US$60.8 billion) worldwide, with growth fuelled by a robust consumer business and increased demand for ICT. The Chinese hardware manufacturer’s net profit climbed 33 percent year-on-year to reach 36.9 billion yuan (US$5.7 billion), on strong growth across its carrier, enterprise, and consumer business groups, according to its 2015 annual report, which was audited by KPMG.
Telecom Asia — Apple and Samsung recognize that revenue from the sale of mobile devices, alone, cannot keep shareholders happy. With the vendors venturing into what is arguably one of the most exciting spaces in the financial services space – payments – it begs the questions of who will follow suit and whether the market can afford multiple payment providers.
Tech in Asia — Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei filed for 3,898 patents in 2015, making it the world’s most patent-happy company for the second year in a row. Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor company whose chips can be found in everything from the latest Xiaomi phone to Samsung’s flagships, took second place. Chinese Huawei competitor ZTE rounded out the top three, with 2,155 filings of its own.
Digi Times — China Unicom has cooperated with several China-based IT players including Huawei, LeTV and Mango TV, a multimedia content subsidiary of Hunan Broadcasting System, to establish an Ultra HD alliance, looking to push Ultra HD content and products, according to a report fromsina.com. In addition to products and content, the alliance will also focus on enhancing China’s Internet speed and help reduce the fee consumers pay to access Internet.
PRNewswire — HONG KONG: Huawei hosted the Asia Pacific Railway Summit 2016 in Hong Kongtoday. The event, which was themed “Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected Railway”, drew in more than 100 railway decision makers and professionals from 10 countries to share best practices and discuss the trends and challenges shaping rail development.
Networks Asia — Deutsche Telekom has launched a new public cloud platform that will provide European enterprises of all sizes with on-demand, pay-as-you-go, secure cloud services. Dubbed Open Telekom Cloud, the platform is an OpenStack-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution, powered by Huawei hardware and software and operated by T-Systems, the enterprise-focused subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom.
Telecom Paper— Cinia, a Finland-based designer, builder, and operator of connectivity and ICT services, has selected Huawei as one of the platforms that will connect the European data hubs via C-Lion sea cable connection with the network and service providers in China and other Eastern markets.
Tech in Asia — If you’re a smartphone company – even a big, successful one – looking to get into the Chinese market with your own mobile payments system, here’s a piece of advice: don’t. Over the last month, we’ve seen Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and even Huawei Payenter mainland China. There are reports that Xiaomi, ZTE, and Lenovo are working on their own services as well.
PRNewswire — HANOVER: Huawei Enterprise Business Group today launched innovative solutions and partnerships under its new marketing slogan — “Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected World” at CeBIT 2016, the world’s largest ICT trade fair, which is being held from March 14 to 18.
Telecom Asia — Huawei and Greek mobile incumbent Cosmote have completed a successful field trial of a new wireless backhaul technology combining E-Band and traditional microwave frequency. The companies tested Huawei’s Super Dual Band microwave transmission technology, which bonds spectrum in the 6-GHz to 42-GHz bands together with the high-frequency E-band (71-GHz to 86-GHz) via special link aggregation technologies.
Digi Times — Huawei’s MateBook 2-in-1 is expected to achieve annual shipments of 400,000 units, a lot lower than market watchers’ expectations of 1-2 million units as Huawei is mainly pushing the device in the high-end enterprise market instead of consumer segment, plus the China-based vendor is still not familiar with the notebook channel and business model, according to sources from the upstream supply chain, adding that the company will need to conquer these issues in order to boost shipments.
eGov Innovation — The Sabah state government of Malaysia recently signed an agreement with Huawei to achieve its target of becoming a regional ICT hub and smart state. A report on the Huawei website said a joint working group will be formed to oversee the collaboration agreement.
Straits Times — Huawei is jumping into the 2-in-1 market with the 12-inch MateBook, its answer to the Microsoft Surface and the iPad Pro. With Alcatel also unveiling its own Windows 10 tablet at the Mobile World Congress and Samsung announcing the Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, it seems that this is the year non-traditional PC-makers are trying their hand at cracking the Windows 10 tablet market.
China Tech News — Chinese telecom device maker Huawei announced in Spain that the company has officially entered the PC sector by launching its PC product Huawei MateBook. Yu Chengdong, Huawei’s chief executive officer of consumer business, said that Huawei hopes to build a consumer-oriented smart terminal experience. The launch of Huawei MateBook represents the company’s step forward to meet this goal.
Telecom Asia — At the Mobile World Congress 2016, Huawei demonstrated live 4K broadcasting over a record distance in the industry and also unveiled the 4K Video Network solution to build a network with a User, Unified, Ubiquitous-Mean Opinion Score for Video (U-vMOS) of as high as 4. A network with a U-vMOS score of 4 or higher will bring differentiated business competitive strength for carriers.
Digi Times — Telecom carrier China United Network Communications (China Unicom) has procured equipment for setting up 469,000 4G base stations, with Huawei Technologies and ZTE together winning over 80% of the procurement volume, Ericsson about 11%, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell together about 7%, according to China-based media reports.
Zawya — UAE: Etisalat Group – a leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Asia and Africa – and Huawei – a leading global ICT solutions provider – have announced plans to work on the first ever Proof of Concept and design for an all-inclusive network architecture for the Etisalat Regional Cloud Factory. Once developed, the enterprise solutions provided by the innovative Cloud Factory will be offered to businesses across Etisalat ‘s international footprint.
Enterprise Innovation — Huawei and Vodafone have agreed to establish the world’s first NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) Open Lab. Under the agreement, this NB-IoT Open Lab initiative will drive strategic technology innovation and promote the ecosystem relating to NB-IoT technology. Using pre-standard NB-IoT technology prior to full standardization, the Lab will enable the right development environment which is expected to greatly enhance the efficiency of future NB-IoT ecosystem ramp-up.
Telecom Asia — Telefonica and Huawei have completed what the firms claim is the industry’s first migration of commercial user traffic over an SDN-based IP optical network IP+Optical trial network in Peru. The success of the SDN-based network resulted in Telefonica’s SDN team issuing a certification to Huawei to celebrate the service migration and carrying, the companies further said.
Global sales of smartphones totaled 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7% increase over the same period in 2014, according to research agency Gartner. However, this was their slowest growth rate since 2008. In 2015 as a whole, smartphone sales reached 1.4 billion units, an increase of 14.4% from 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Samsung and Huawei were the only two top-five smartphone vendors to increase their sales to end users. Apple suffered its first decline in sales of smartphones — iPhone sales were down 4.4%.
Telecom Asia — There will be 60 commercial deployments of 4.5G technology in 2016, marking the site of a “golden five-year period” for the standard, Huawei’s president of products and solutions Ryan Ding has predicted. At a pre-MWC media briefing, Ding said the 4.5G standard has a vital role to play as a stopgap technology for 5G. He said the technology is becoming increasingly mature and standardized.
Telecom Asia — China’s smartphone shipments grew 8% year-on-year to a record 117.3 million in the fourth quarter, despite the ongoing slowdown in the market, IDC has estimated. The solid fourth quarter results helped shipment growth reach 3% for the full year, the research firm said. Huawei was the biggest winner in the fourth quarter with both the biggest gain in shipment growth and in average selling prices.