[Shenzhen, China, September 3, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider announced a very strong first half year for LTE. Considerable gains have been made in commercial contracts resulting in increases in both revenue and market share. Recognition of Huawei's LTE leadership has also been independently confirmed at varying levels by three leading research companies, ABI Research, Dell'Oro and Informa Telecoms and Media. Taken together, reports from the three firms affirm Huawei to be in a leading position for commercial contract share, market revenue share and 3GPP standard establishment.
LTE has experienced significant development in 2013. According to the GSA's Evolution to LTE report released in August 2013, 443 operators are investing in LTE and there are 200 commercial LTE networks in operation at this time. Of these Huawei has won 196 commercial LTE network contracts and deployed 93 commercial LTE networks worldwide. Recent research from Informa, analyzing LTE vendor positions in terms of commercial LTE contract share, concludes that Huawei accounts for 40% of awarded LTE network contracts; more than any other vendor. Research among operator CTOs, conducted by Informa as part of the report also revealed Huawei is one of only two vendors who are highly regarded when assessing equipment providers according to technology, pricing, support and managed-services capability.
Another important contributing factor to the growth of LTE during 2013 has been vendors' ongoing input in to 3GPP LTE Core Specification. According to the most recent data from 3GPP, ITU and other organizations, Huawei currently holds 90 key positions from Chairman and Board Member to rapporteur within numerous major international standards organizations and is driving technology development and improvement of standards within the industry.
ABI Research, a leading market research and market intelligence firm, recently provided an update to their report evaluating companies' contributions to the development of 3GPP technologies. The report covers contributions to WCDMA/HSPA, LTE, and EPC and the number of chairmanships, rapporteurships, overall contributions, approved contributions, and discussion papers for 3GPP standards. According to ABI, Huawei is now positioned as one of the top 2 contributors to 3GPP standards.
In tandem with new contracts, Huawei's LTE revenues continued to perform well in 1H2013, bolstering the market against declines in both 2G and 3G technologies. According to Dell'Oro Group, Huawei's share in terms of global LTE revenue reached 20.1% in the second quarter, ranking it second.
Mr. Ying Weimin, President of GSM, UMTS and LTE Network of Huawei Technologies, said: “We consider the consensus of such significant professionals to be a testament to our operator partners' endeavors as they continue open up increased market potential while and attracting end users with Huawei's No-Edge service experience.”
With a global business footprint on six continents, Huawei LTE networks cover the world's northernmost region (at 78°13'N in the Arctic Circle), rural areas in Germany, deserts in Namibia, tropical rainforest in Philippines, a world of ice and snow in Russia and the southernmost region in Australia. Huawei's equipment has been rigorously tested and operates smoothly at temperatures ranging from -50℃ to +50℃, guaranteeing operation in virtually any environment on the planet.