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

Ericsson claims twice as much market share as Huawei

Ericsson has said that it increased its market share in mobile infrastructure by four per cent in the past six months, which means it has twice as large a slice of the market as its nearest rival, Huawei. The firm has increased its market share from 32 per cent in May 2011 to today’s estimated 36 per cent, it said.

Huawei shows off new devices, sets up UK design centre

Chinese telecoms solutions provider has unveiled two new devices in an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the smartphone and tablet markets. The firm also announced that it will open a dedicated European design centre for its mobile device business in London in Q1 2012.

Huawei: “Broadband will become a social infrastructure”

We speak to Dr. XiPeng Xiao, Head of Chief Engineer Office for Network Product Line at Huawei Europe, which won the category ‘Broadband Network and Services management and Operations’ at this year’s Broadband InfoVision Awards for its intelligent ODN-iODN solution.

US denies Huawei bid due to fears over national security

Chinese network vendor Huawei has been refused permission by the US government to bid for a contract to work on the nationwide emergency network. A government spokesperson said that permission was refused due to national security concerns. The firm as now asked the government to elaborate on its reasons.

LTE North America Awards 2011 – Best Contribution to LTE Standards – Award Preview

The LTE North America Awards 2011 are designed to celebrate the innovation and excellence in LTE that has taken place over the past 12 months, taking in 60 nominees across 10 categories. In the lead up to the awards, which will take place on November 8 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA, we are today taking a look at Category 2 – the Best Contribution to LTE Standards.

Huawei ramps up Middle East efforts

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has been stepping up its efforts in the Middle East after partnering with UAE incumbent Etisalat to improve the competencies and capabilities of the operator’s staff, and recently partnering with Saudi operator STC to roll out an LTE-TDD service in the country.

Broadband InfoVision Awards preview

With just one week to go until the Broadband InfoVision Awards in Paris, we examine the shortlist for Category 8 – Core and Metro Network Innovation and Advances.

Huawei teams with Phones 4U to push own brand

Following on from the recent revelation that Huawei is to follow ZTE into the own brand handset market, the Chinese vendor has announced a partnership with UK retailer Phones 4U to bring Huawei branded devices to market in the fourth quarter.

Huawei to bring own-branded handsets to market

Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei is following in the footsteps of its compatriot, ZTE, and tearing the white label off its handsets. At least two own-branded devices, both running the Android operating system, look set to hit markets as early as September.

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