Huawei taking 'long-term view' toward North America

Huawei has been steadily building up its presence in the equipment vendor market, and has been battling Nokia Siemens Networks for the No. 2 spot in global market share. Kevin Zhang, Huawei's vice president of global marketing, opened up about what the privately held Chinese company thinks about the equipment market, and its long-term plans. In an interview with Dow Jones Newswires, he said the company has a positive outlook on the overall equipment market for this year, and is committed to enhancing its margins. He said Huawei could make acquisitions if the action makes the company more competitive. Zhang also said Huawei is maintaining a "long-term view" for both North America and Japan, and is continually looking at how to build stronger relationships with local carriers. Article (sub. req.)