Huawei Ships Over 20 Million Mobile Broadband Units to Date
Forms GSMA partnership to drive development of embedded mobile connectivity
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions worldwide, has announced that to date it has shipped over 20 million mobile broadband units to over 115 countries covering Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America, Middle East and Africa. Having worked closely with more than 230 international operators, Huawei’ s mobile broadband is the preferred choice for operators around the world.
The growth in mobile broadband products including data card, dongles and embedded modems has far exceeded the forecast of the industry in 2006 and 2007 for two consecutive years. Over the next three years, industry analysts expect the mobile broadband market to grow at an amazing Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 46%, with annual shipments reaching 100 million by 2011.
“Huawei has emerged as the gold standard in partnering with operators for mobile broadband devices. Its proven ability to focus on operators’ needs, to provide differentiated customization, including award-winning industrial designs, and to deliver robust applications suites has been recognized by operators globally,” said Edward Chen, CEO of Huawei Communication Technologies. “Huawei’ s robust R&D systems and processes are engineered to ensure a fast response to meet operators’ terminal customization requirements. This has helped it achieve a commanding position in mobile broadband products. As the market leader, Huawei is firmly committed in its efforts to driving worldwide broadband penetration and the fast evolution of this technology.”
Huawei also revealed today a partnership with GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry. The two have joined forces to help the mobile industry realize the huge potential market for consumer and industrial goods that can connect to 3G mobile networks. The cooperation will initially focus on bringing the benefits of continuous mobile connectivity to consumer electronics. Devices with embedded mobile connections can automatically exchange images, information and other data with mobile phones, computers or the Internet. The cooperation will help Huawei put forward more innovative products and solutions to people, business and society as a whole.
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