Sales growth highlights rise of China's Huawei

Huawei's contract sales grew to $US30 billion in 2009

Huawei Technologies, the fast-growing Chinese vendor of communications network gear, reached global contract sales of over US$30 billion last year, the company said Tuesday, marking a rise of nearly 30 percent from the year before.

The company expects contract sales this year to rise further to $36 billion, a company spokeswoman said in an e-mail. The spokeswoman declined to give details, but the figures highlight continued growth for Huawei, which surpassed Nokia Siemens Networks to become the world's number-two vendor of mobile infrastructure in the third quarter last year, according to researcher Dell'Oro Group. Sweden's Ericsson held on to the top spot.

Huawei has spread especially quickly across the developing world and it has benefited from large spending by China's state-owned mobile carriers as they expand their 3G networks. But Huawei has also worked to crack the U.S. and Western European markets. The upgrade to 4G networks has been seen as an opportunity for Huawei to achieve wider success in such developed markets. Both Huawei and Ericsson provided gear to Swedish carrier TeliaSonera for its launch last month of what it called the world's first commercial mobile services using LTE (Long-Term Evolution) equipment.

Huawei, a privately owned company, formally reveals its financial results once each year and has not yet done so for 2009.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags HuaweiEricssonDell'Oro Group

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Owen Fletcher

IDG News Service
Show Comments





Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?