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Friday, May 19, 2006

Huawei, A Large Chinese Tech Company

It is well known that China is a manufacturiung base for the world and provides cheap and quality products world wide.

Actually, China is marching up in the high technology industry with the massive R&D investment. The biggest successes come from the telecommunication equipement industry. Huawei, ZTE and FiberHome are becoming world-wide recoginized companies. There are also many other startups.

According to a research (Source), Huawei is the third largest in the telecom/datacom equipment market after Cisco and Nortel and it is still growing at fast pace. That's a big achivement for a Chinese company.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. anounced that it gained global contract sales for 2005 reached USD8.2 billion, representing a year-over-year growth rate of 40%. (Source)

Nortel's 2005 sales totaled $10.5 billion, an increase of $1 billion from the previous year. (Source)

Huawei will be the second largest telecomm equipement maker in one or two years if the same trend continues.

Huawei is becoming a technology leader in some telecommunication fields already.

Another market report by telecom research house Infonetics Research.
(Source) said that Huawei is:
a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks for carriers around the world, has been announced as the the global softswitch leader with a 26 per cent share of the VoIP (voice over internet protocol) softswitch market worldwide in 2005.

Recently, Huawei unveiled a super-large capacity Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) system with up to 1-Terabit switching capacity at IEC's Broadband World Forum Asia 2006 and this is the industry's first GPON access platform with Terabit non-blocking switching capability and fully redundant design as Huawei representatives said. (Source)

When deployed the GPON system, called SmartAX OFA5920, will allow users to have voice, data, and video services at a downlink rate of up to 2.5Gbit/sec. and an uplink rate of 1.25Gbit/sec. (Source)

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