Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has announced that it expects full-year contract sales to reach USD 11 billion by the end of 2006.
In the first half of 2006, Huawei recorded contract sales of USD 5.2 billion, an increase of 29 per cent compared to the same period last year. The value of contract sales from international markets reached USD 3.4 billion, an increase of 36 per cent over the same period in 2005. The international market represented 65 per cent of total contract sales generated in the first half of this year.
“Huawei expects to deliver steady and sustainable growth as industry adoption of powerful IP-based technologies, such as IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), accelerate the pace of network transformation among operators. With its broad product portfolio based on a shared design platform, Huawei is well positioned to help operators to realize the full potential of their network assets and fulfill their Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) vision,” said Dr. Xu Zhijun, Huawei's Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
Underscoring Huawei’s success with 28 of the world’s top 50 operators has been the company’s steadfast commitment to customer-centric research and development (R&D) based on open industry technical standards. As of 30 September 2006, Huawei has lodged 16,887 patent applications, of which 2,635 were International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications. Huawei has been granted 2,528 patents to date.
As one of the fastest growing partner to world leading telecom operators, Huawei continues to deepen relationships with key customers, such as Telefonica, Vodafone and British Telecom. In the wireless space, Huawei has secured 35 commercial Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) contracts to date, scoring deals with operators such as Japan’s eMobile to deploy the country’s first-ever all IP-based radio-access network; as well as a contract with Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (ANTEL) to construct Latin America’s first UMTS network in Uruguay. With the spirit of focusing on the requirements of customers, Huawei provides innovative and customer-oriented solutions to enhance the long-term value and potential growth for customers.
“We are very encouraged by our remarkable progress this year in the international arena. Our comprehensive portfolio of leading solutions and products provides us with a strong competitive edge. Huawei will continue to focus on strengthening partnerships with key multinational operators, as well as explore opportunities for collaboration with industry peers. With our vision to enrich people’s life through communications, Huawei is committed to bringing excellent services and innovative technologies across the world,” said Dr. Zhijun.
About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.
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