Huawei

Huawei is EE’s LTE supplier

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has been identified as the sole supplier of LTE base stations for EE’s network in the UK. The revelation gives context to the firm’s decision to make a £1.3bn R&D investment in the country.

Huawei pledges £1.3bn investment in the UK

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has pledged to invest £1.3bn ($2bn) in the UK, and create 700 more jobs in the country by 2017. The firm, which already employs over 800 people in the UK, said that it will invest £650m in a number of “global centres of technical and financial excellence”, as well as a further £650m in procurement on products and services.

Big profits from Apple, big margins from AT&T

Apple once again posted huge financials, with the iPhone and iPad maker hitting quarterly revenue of $35bn and quarterly net profit of $8.8bn for the quarter ended June 30, an increase on the $28.6bn revenue and $7.3bn profit that it recorded in the same period last year.

DOCSIS 3.0 boosting broadband CPE market

Efforts by North American cablecos to move their subscribers to DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers are driving a surge in wideband activity, claims a report from Infonetics Research, which estimates that wideband CPE shipments were up more than 50 per cent on an annual basis in the first quarter of this year.

Vendors opt out of BSNL bidding

Leading network infrastructure vendors have pulled out of negotiations with India’s state-owned telco BSNL, which is looking to expand its network. Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks have pulled out of the tender, claiming that they cannot match the offer from Chinese vendor ZTE.

Microsoft debuts Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has unveiled its latest operating system for mobile handsets, Windows Phone 8. The announcement was made in the same week as the firm launched its Surface tablet device, which runs on the Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets.

ZTE and Huawei face Algerian ban

Huawei and ZTE have been banned from bidding for public contracts in Algeria, according to local reports. The ban comes just a few weeks after it was reported that the two Chinese firms will face legal action from the EU for allegedly receiving illegal state subsidies in order to undercut rivals.

Huawei wins outsourcing deal in Switzerland

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has won its largest managed services contract in Europe through a five year agreement with Sunrise in Switzerland. Huawei has been selected as the sole managed services partner for the fixed and mobile networks, including the transfer of staff from Sunrise and its previous technology partner.

LTE Awards 2012 – Category 8 Preview: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 8: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

This award recognises the contribution towards the research and development of LTE and are judged on the nature of the investments made into R&D and research projects undertaken and how the R&D activities have had a positive impact on making LTE commercially successful.

Huawei wins managed services deal with O2 UK

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei said Monday that it has won a five year agreement from Telefónica’s UK operation, O2, to manage the operator’s multi vendor core transmission and mobile access network.

Huawei blocked from Australian NBN bid

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei was told not to bid for any contracts relating to the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN) project, it has emerged. Local news agencies have reported that Huawei learned before Christmas last year that any efforts it made to win NBN contracts would be unsuccessful. The reports suggest that government concerns over security lie at the heart of the decision.

TD-LTE wholesaler to launch in UK in May

UK LTE licensee UK Broadband (UKB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong’s PCCW, has said it aims to offer commercial services from May after building out the first TD-LTE network in the country.

Huawei wins Kiwi fibre contract

Chinese vendor Huawei has been awarded a contract to supply fibre equipment for the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network being built in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand

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