Huawei

Huawei halves LTE voice call setup time

Chinese vendor Huawei said it has completed an interoperability test for an “ultra-flash” circuit-switched fallback solution that shortens the time it takes to switch from the LTE network to 2G in order to set up a voice call by 50 per cent.

Huawei scores Arsenal partnership

Chinese vendor Huawei has signed a deal with English Premier League football club Arsenal FC. The partnership will see the two organizations collaborate globally, with Arsenal officials and players also taking part in Huawei’s communication and promotional activities both in the UK and abroad.

Huawei sees 2013 operating profit jump 40%

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has announced unaudited financial results for the full year 2013. The firm said it will achieve global revenue between CNY238bn ($39.37bn) and CNY240bn for the year, representing approximately an eight per cent increase year on year. Operating profit or the year is expected to be between CNY28.6bn and CNY29.4bn.

Huawei appoints VP sales for US business

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has appointed a VP of sales for its US business as it looks to grow revenue in a difficult market. Bill Gerski joins the vendor with 40 years of experience through executive marketing and sales positions at Dish Network, Golden Sky Systems, Sirius Satellite Radio, Time Warner, Viacom, Bell Atlantic and the National Rural Telecommunications Co-op.

Smart trials LTE multicast in Philippines

Filipino operator Smart Communications said it has conducted the first successful video multicast over LTE is in Southeast Asia. When the service comes to market, Smart believes that the technology will allow consumers in the Philippines to watch lag-free live video on their LTE smartphones and tablets.

Huawei opens London finance centre

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has opened a “Global Finance Centre of Excellence” in London. The firm will use the centre to manage its global finance risks and efficiency.

Huawei pledges $600m investment in 5G

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has pledged to invest a minimum of $600m in research and innovation in 5G technologies by 2018. The firm predicts that the first 5G networks will be commercially deployed from 2020 and will deliver peak data rates of over 10Gbps – 100 times faster than today’s 4G networks.

Global smartphone shipments grow 45 per cent

Global smartphone shipments grew 45 per cent annually to reach a record 251 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to research published today. Samsung captured a record 35 percent share of all smartphone volumes worldwide, while Huawei jumped into third place in the rankings, reported research firm Strategy Analytics.

Operators and OTT’s must collaborate says Huawei CTO

Telcos and content providers should look to collaborate in a similar fashion to PC hardware and software vendors, in order to grow both business sectors, according to Huawei’s CTO for its fixed network business unit, Daniel Tang.

BT Adastral Park plays host to UK G.fast tech trial

UK carrier BT’s Global Research and Development headquarters, Adastral Park, is currently playing host to a field trial of Fibre To The Distribution Point (FTTdp) G.fast technology being run by Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei.

Huawei to open $200m R&D centre in UK

Chinese infrastructure vendor Huawei has confirmed plans to open a research and development centre in the UK, as part of the firm’s $2bn investment commitment to the nation. The news was confirmed by Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei as he met with UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the vendor’s headquarters in Shenzhen this week.

Broadband Infovision Awards: Broadband Home Award

With less than a month to go until the Broadband Infovision Awards in Amsterdam, we look at this year’s shortlisted entries – starting with the category probably closest to the consumer’s heart – the Broadband Home Award.

Batelco signs MoU with Huawei

Bahraini operator group Batelco has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Chinese kit vendor Huawei. The MoU will see the two companies deepen their strategic alliance in developing future projects within Bahrain and globally.

China Mobile awards LTE contracts, report suggests

Half of China Mobile’s LTE infrastructure contracts have been won by local suppliers Huawei and ZTE, according to a report from Reuters that cites industry sources. The report suggests that Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent and NSN have picked up around ten per cent of the business each with their Chinese competitors bagging 25 per cent apiece. The combined value of China Mobile’s LTE contracts is $3.2bn, Reuters said.

Huawei takes on 100 Vodafone Spain staff in managed services deal

Chinese kit vendor Huawei has taken on the field and civil maintenance and management of Vodafone’s xDSL and mobile networks in Spain. The five year contract sees Huawei taking on 103 Vodafone employees who will be put on the vendor’s payroll.

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