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.
If I can believe my desk calendar, it's almost summer. With the longest day of the year fast approaching, my mind has turned to all of the usual topics: fireworks, hot dogs, bitter jealousy aimed at European colleagues who take four-week vacations, LTE TDD. Okay, summertime and LTE TDD might not go hand-in-hand, but there are some real reasons the TDD implementation of everyone's favorite 4G technology has been on my mind.
Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE are both hoping to make a splash in the U.S. smartphone market by releasing high-end devices that carry their own brands. The strategy marks a break for both companies, which have previously sold phones in the U.S. market carrying carrier brands.
Samsung Electronics is perhaps best known in the U.S. market as a purveyor of smartphones and tablets, but the company is looking to bolster its network infrastructure and services position by hiring veterans from wireless and media companies.
NICE, France--ZTE has high hopes that it will grow in the German market in the years ahead, especially in managed services, according to a ZTE executive. Some of that growth could potentially come from the proposed merger between KPN's German unit E-Plus with Telefónica's O2 Germany. However, the deal is not yet final and needs to be approved by European Commission regulators.
The European Commission has dropped its threat to launch an investigation over alleged dumping by Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, although the European Union's (EU) executive body said it still needs more time to determine if an investigation into illegal subsidies is required.
Nearly half of ZTE's smartphone shipments in 2014 will be LTE devices, according to the global head of the Chinese vendor's mobile device business.
.ZTE reported a net profit for all of 2013 thanks to the strength of its LTE network projects. This is a welcome change of pace for the company, which posted its first ever yearly loss for 2012.
There were plenty of internet of things (IoT) products on display at the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
BARCELONA, Spain- E-Plus revealed at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona that Chinese vendor ZTE is now handling the deployment and operation of its network, in an extension of existing dealings between the two companies.