One of the year's major stories was Huawei's move to the No. 2 spot among the major infrastructure vendors. Huawei's emergence as a force to be reckoned with was christened when Norway's Telenor granted Huawei the largest LTE contract in Europe to date, right in the back yard of Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks.
Although Huawei's position in North America is not as strong as it is in other regions, there are signs that North American operators are taking the vendor seriously. The company is rumored to be on AT&T Mobility's shortlist for LTE vendors.
We think 2010 could be a banner year for Huawei, and if it snags an LTE contract in North America, it will certainly have another feather to put in its cap.