Huawei Technologies is aggressively ramping up activity in its European and US businesses following a raft of contract wins that show its international growth strategy is gaining traction.
Huawei bolstered its European market share by 10% and expects to continue the growth pattern.
“Because we invest heavily in R&D, we are able to provide solutions that translate into the commercial success of our customers,” said Huawei Australia CTO Peter Rossi.
He said FMC and mobile equipment would be a strong driver of the continued expansion of the vendor’s international market share.
“We also expect to see continued growth at a regional and local level, as we work with our customers to support increasing demands for FMC, terminal and wireless solutions. Our continued success in Europe and entry into the US market is all part of realising Huawei's international growth strategy. "
Rossi’s comments echoed the views of Huawei’s VP for western Europe, Tim Watkins. Watkins said the Chinese vendor was targeting a “huge improvement” in Europe this year with a wireless focus. He added that the vendor has also made a significant breakthrough in the US, with a undisclosed contract that is “by the nature of the customer and scale of network a very strong statement that Huawei is now entering the US market.”
Huawei has already won five contracts in North America this year, including a three-year deal with Clearwire Corp. http://www.telecomseurope.net/content/clearwire-adds-huawei-wimax-supplier-list
“It doesn’t mean all of a sudden the gate is flying open and everybody’s happy with Huawei, but the important thing is we are moving in,” he said.