‘We have gained almost 25% of 3G national market share’
Performance in FY 2011-12 Huawei has achieved leadership position in 3G rollouts, gaining almost 25% of the national market share. We also enlarged our footprint as an ICT solutions provider in India by launching enterprise business division and extended the product portfolio of devices into smartphone category and launched new cloud based phones. We strengthened our commitments towards customers by launching the GNOC in Bengaluru and started construction of our brand new company owned R&D center in Bengaluru with an additional investment of $150 mn.
Enterprise Division Performance
We achieved breakthrough in sectors like power, government, ISP, media, and healthcare. We have also established a strong channel strategy with 12 value added partners, 3 national distributors, and 156 tier-2 partners. We are seeing strong business pickup in products like telepresence, switches, transmission, and home devices.
We launched the Ideos series of smartphones and also world’s first series of cloud phones in India, thus offering an unparalleled 16 GB of free cloud space under ` 10,000. We also widened our market reach to 32 top cities and towns. Huawei continues to command dominant market share on combined 3G and EV-DO data cards category and launched India’s first LTE/CPE/dongles through Bharti airtel.
Impact of Canceled Licenses
Impact for Huawei will be small. The company will always support the customers and protect their investments.
Huawei is the global leader in the business of mobile broadband. In India, Bharti airtel has engaged Huawei for their LTE rollouts in Karnataka. Under this deal, Huawei will deliver end-to-end LTE solution comprising terminals, network infrastructure, and broadband applications. Huawei will also be responsible for design, planning, modernization, and expansion of Bharti airtel’s network, as well as managing operations and maintenance.
Managed Services Performance
Managed services continues to grow steadily and our launching of GNOC center in Bengaluru is an important milestone in Huawei’s history. We are now focusing on LTE and new cloud based business models and looking at the overall telecom IT convergence that will fuel the next wave of growth.
Huawei offers employees global exposure through a well established process and strategy. In India, such opportunities are offered through GSRC or Global Solutions Center Teams where the employee gets to work for global clients and processes.
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