The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte praised Huawei's contribution to the development of the country's ICT infrastructure during a meeting with Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of the Chinese equipment vendor.
ATLANTA--Although Huawei has effectively been shut out of network-infrastructure deals with Tier 1 U.S. carriers over cybersecurity concerns, the vendor keeps chugging along with Tier 3 operators and added eight new U.S. wireless or wireline customers in 2014.
Huawei sought to end questions over the security of its telecoms infrastructure equipment, revealing an independent UK cyber security team established by the company in 2010 has cleared it of posing any danger to the country's national security.
ATLANTA--Ericsson wants to help Tier 3 carriers expand their business into the Internet of Things, according to an Ericsson executive. However, challenges await smaller carriers looking to expand beyond providing traditional voice and data services to consumers.
Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has started selling 4G services in the capital Addis Ababa, offering packages for use with an LTE dongle or LTE Wi-Fi router from Huawei or an LTE-enabled smartphone.
Huawei scored another win for its Agile Stadium connectivity platform, revealing on Wednesday that it will connect the arena of German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg.
Huawei says it is working with the Open Network Operating System and Open Networking Foundation to build an "open and innovative " software-defined networking industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.
Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia and Huawei are among the leading players in the small cell market, which is expected to boom to more than $5 billion by 2019, according to a new report from ABI Research. Fiber owners like Virgin Media, Zayo and CloudBerry are also likely to benefit from the move to small cells.
Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.
Ericsson said it will cut 2,200 jobs at its domestic research and development (R&D) and supply chain departments, as it ramps up a cost reduction programme designed to save the company SEK9 billion (€987 million/$1 billion) by 2017.