[Beijing, China, October 31, 2014]: Huawei today announced its role as the official telecom sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2014, with Huawei’s 4G LTE-enabled MediaPad M1 used by all guests attending the meetings as official digital meeting brochure. Mr. Zhu Ping, President, China, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG), was Huawei’s official representative at the APEC Meetings Sponsorship Signing Ceremony on October 24.
APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum, focused on supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. As the most influential inter-governmental body of its kind, APEC is a crucial economic component in global economy, covering a total population of over 2.6 billion people, approximately 40% of the world’s total population, and a GDP of over USD19 trillion, which is approximately 56% of the world’s total GDP. In terms of trade volume, APEC makes up 48% of the global total.
As the world’s leading ICT solution provider, Huawei’s products and services have reached more than 170 countries, serving one third of the world’s population. Huawei is also a Fortune 500 company and was recently named the first company from mainland China to make Interbrand’s "Best Global Brands" list for 2014. Huawei’s consumer business has developed rapidly in recent years, with the company ranked the third leading global smartphone vendor for 2013*. Huawei’s new Ascend Mate7 flagship smartphone was launched at IFA 2014 in Berlin during September, and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from consumers.
Huawei MediaPad M1 is an all-round 4G tablet powerhouse. Featuring Huawei’s proprietary quad-core Kirin 910 processor and SWS stereo technology, it also supports global roaming, providing the APEC summit 2014 with an efficient, stable, and smart information platform.
*According to International Data Corporation (IDC) and Strategy Analytics (SA):
International Data Corp (IDC)’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24823414
Strategy Analytics Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service: http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WSS/post/2014/04/29/Strategy-Analytics-Global-Smartphone-Shipments-Reach-285-Million-Units-in-Q1-2014.aspx