Huawei said its smartphone shipments jumped 62 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2014 and that it is on pace to reach its goal of shipping 80 million smartphones for the full year.
Huawei boosted its credentials as a provider of high-speed connectivity services for sports events through separate deals with FanPlay, a cloud-based digital content provider, and Vodafone.
Singapore operator SingTel introduced the Huawei 5786 mobile MiFi hotspot device, enabling SingTel to claim it is the world's first mobile operator to offer commercial 300 Mbps service using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.
Huawei reported that its first half-revenue jumped 19 percent thanks to growth in its LTE network infrastructure and smartphone businesses outside China.
Huawei and Qualcomm are working to push eMBMS technology by using it to broadcast live TV over a fully loaded wireless network in Europe. The companies said the test is intended to show broadcasters how much more efficient eMBMS is when compared with standard unicast streaming.
Huawei trumped its main rival, Ericsson, in the opening half of the year in terms of sales, with revenues around €5 billion higher than the Swedish company.
UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany.
Researchers are busily working on 802.11ax, a follow-on technology for 802.11ac Wi-Fi that uses MIMO-OFDA signaling to deliver faster, even gigabit-speed, connections to individual devices rather than simply improving overall network capacity. But 802.11ax will not hit the shelves for a few years, given that 2019 is the target date for a ratified 802.11ax standard.
Recent announcements from Ericsson and Huawei highlight the fact that major infrastructure vendors are keeping quite busy attacking next-generation wireless network development from all angles, which include their own R&D initiatives as well as collaborative industry efforts.