Samsung cemented its position as the world's No 1 smartphone vendor in the first quarter, according to fresh data from IDC, and Apple maintained its second-place status. But a couple other names among the top five may surprise you.
Huawei and Vodafone are off and running in the quest to build an ecosystem for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. The two companies opened a new test lab in the UK to work on the development of products and applications related to NB-IoT.
As the FCC's incentive auction of TV broadcasters' unwanted 600 MHz spectrum licenses gets underway, a new concern is now facing the U.S. tower industry: Older cellular towers might not be able to handle the additional weight of new 600 MHz antennas and equipment.
NASHVILLE-- Despite being effectively banned from selling its network equipment to tier-one U.S. wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, China's Huawei said it is growing its sales to smaller wireless carriers in the United States. The company currently counts the likes of C Spire Wireless, Union Wireless, United Wireless and Pioneer Telecom as customers, and a top Huawei executive said the company is testing its equipment with a "handful" of new tier-two and tier-three wireless carrier customers.
Huawei's third annual edition of its Global Connectivity Index (GCI) revealed that average national connectivity levels are 5 per cent higher than they were in 2015, indicating that progress is being made globally in the investment and deployment of information and communications technology (ICT).
Huawei continues to attack the high end of the smartphone market with this week's launch of the P9 device at a high-profile event in London. Huawei executive Richard Yu touted the company's new flagship Android device, comparing its specs favorably with Apple's iPhone 6s and Samsung's Galaxy S7, both top-of-the-line handsets.
Chinese vendor Huawei, which has been effectively shut out of competition in the Tier 1 U.S. wireless infrastructure market for several years, is touting the deployment of its Active Antenna Unit (AAU) solution on 100 commercial networks worldwide.
The worldwide smartphone market will rebound slightly in 2016, CCS Insight predicted, gaining 2.9 percent over "a weak 2015." And according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the new iPhone SE could account for a respectable chunk of that growth.
Huawei posted a 33 percent increase in net profit in 2015 over the previous year thanks to soaring smartphone sales and increasing demand for 4G network gear.
The data center market continued to be a source of growth for a number of the major Ethernet switch vendors in 2015 as Arista, Huawei and Juniper saw sales grow 41 percent, 125 percent and 15 percent respectively.