The worldwide tablet market declined by 7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015 with shipments totalling 44.7 million units.
Cisco continues to be the service providers' top-choice core/edge router and carrier Ethernet switch vendor, according to a new IHS Infonetics report.
Chinese equipment maker Huawei sold 48.2 million smartphones in the first half of the year, which was a 39 percent increase over 2014. The company also said that its mid- to high-end smartphone sales increased 70 percent.
Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei reported strong growth in global mobile phone shipments and revenue in the first half of 2015, with smartphone revenue in China more than doubling from the year-ago level.
Huawei is ahead of schedule on reaching its goal of 100 million smartphone shipments in 2015, according to an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. The report comes as the Chinese smartphone and network equipment vendor posted first-half results that showed the strongest sales growth in five years.
Huawei reported its best sales growth in five years after the Chinese equipment manufacturer said revenue increased by 30 per cent year-on-year to reach CNY175.9 billion (€26 billion/$28.3 billion) for the first six months of this year.
Although realistically 5G will not make its commercial debut until at least 2020, we are already starting to see a lot of noise in the marketplace about 5G trials and collaborations.
Just as Huawei touted its contributions to the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) initiative, it announced a string of 4.5G and 5G-related achievements, including one in which it will deploy new services based on 4.5G for the Shanghai Disney Resort and China Unicom Shanghai.
mmMAGIC, one of the newest consortia to be co-funded by the European Commission's 5G PPP programme, said it plans to develop new technologies that can operate in frequency bands between 6 GHz and 100 GHz and accelerate the standardisation of millimeter wave technologies for 5G as part of a two-year research programme.
Huawei acquired software technology from Ireland-based software-defined networking (SDN) specialist Amartus.