The world’s biggest telecom equipment maker, Huawei Technologies Co was sued by Cisco Systems in 2003 for allegedly infringing on its patents. In the US, security officials have accused it of allowing unauthorized access by the Chinese People's Liberation Army through its equipment. US political opposition forced Huawei to withdraw its purchase of 3Leaf systems in 2010.

China's cybersecurity rules could backfire: Huawei boss

Huawei would gain more contracts if foreign products were kept out of China, CEO Eric Xu admits, but he says the overall quality of technology in the country could drop. Photo: Reuters

China can ensure its information security in the long run only if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei's chief executive Eric Xu says.

Thursday, 23 April, 2015, 10:42am 3 comments

ZTE, Huawei could be heading for rare China court fight over smartphone patents

Huawei's Honor 4X phone. Photo: Xinhua

Two of China’s top telecoms equipment makers could become embroiled in an unusual, high-profile legal spat after ZTE accused larger rival Huawei of copying its technology.

26 Apr 2015 - 8:15am

Huawei launches premium P8 smartphones in challenge to Apple and Samsung

Huawei said its new P8 and P8 Max devices will go on sale concurrently in 30 different countries around the world. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, the third-largest in the world, on Wednesday announced two new smartphones to launch in over 30 countries, showcasing the firm's ambition to seize market share in the high-end smartphone sector.

Huawei announced the two new devices – the 5.2 inch Ascend P8 and the 6.8 inch P8max – at an event in London.

20 Apr 2015 - 12:11pm

No copycats here: China's Huawei leads international patent filings, according to UN

Huawei filed more international patents than any other company in 2014, according to WIPO. Photo: Reuters

Despite companies in China having a reputation for being "copycats", a Chinese firm has led the world in filing international patents for innovations and new technology for the second time in three years.

20 Mar 2015 - 2:08pm 1 comment

China's smartphone makers look to take on Apple and Samsung overseas

Lei Jun, chairman of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, with the Xiaomi Note. Photo: AP

Xiaomi, Huawei and ZTE adopt different strategies to sell affordable premium models outside their home market.

6 Feb 2015 - 10:11am 1 comment

Huawei aims to up smartphone shipments to 100 million in 2015, boost international sales

People walk past a booth of Huawei, which plans to increase smartphone shipments to 100 million units in 2015. Photo: Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies aims to increase smartphone shipments to 100 million units in 2015, compared with 75 million last year, and will boost smartphone sales from international markets to more than 60 per cent this year from 52 per cent in 2014, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

27 Jan 2015 - 1:50pm

China companies raising standards in innovation

Huawei spent 12.8 per cent of its annual sales revenue on research and development last year.

Software expert Alex Tao returned to Toronto from a recent business trip to Beijing with a gift for his wife: a Huawei Mate 7 smartphone - a model launched just a few weeks ago.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:51am

China’s Huawei shows off advanced smartphone technology

Shenzhen-based Huawei claimed 6.9 per cent smartphone market share in the second quarter. Photo: Xinhua

Huawei Technologies unveiled today a slate of new devices meant to showcase the Chinese company’s hardware technology, just days before Apple releases its highly-anticipated iPhone 6 on September 9.

Huawei, which began as a telecom equipment company in 1987, has rapidly transformed itself in recent years into the world’s No 3 smartphone maker behind Samsung Electronics and Apple.

5 Sep 2014 - 2:29pm

Huawei sees solid year after first-half sales grow 19 per cent

Huawei Technologies says revenue and profit for the first half were within target and the operating margin was 18.3 per cent. Photo: AFP

Huawei Technologies, the world's second-biggest telecommunications equipment supplier, aims to record "sustainable business growth" this year on strong demand for its 4G long term evolution (LTE) mobile networks and smartphones.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:29am

Huawei to hire 5,500 more workers in Europe

Huawei held the global launch of its Ascend P7 smartphone last month in Paris. Photo: Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies, China's biggest maker of phone network equipment, plans to increase its European workforce as it competes for business in the region against rivals including Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson.

12 Jun 2014 - 12:01am

United States is a hypocrite on cyberespionage

Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that US cyberspies have penetrated Huawei's computer systems to glean data and communication from its executives.

For years, Washington has sabotaged Huawei's plans to expand its business footprint in America.

23 May 2014 - 3:15am 12 comments

Huawei to boost its smartphone brand via new retail, online push

Hong Kong will not immediately be a key market for Huawei. Photo: EPA

Huawei, the third biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, said it would increase its brand awareness by directly targeting its expanding pool of customers through retail and online selling and co-operation with other carriers.

24 Apr 2014 - 1:15am

Move to metal casings for smartphones to benefit BYD Electronic, Ju Teng

Apple's use of metal casings, such as on this 5s model released last year, is set to be copied by more of its smartphone rivals. Photo: Reuters

Since Apple introduced an aluminium unibody design on the iPhone in 2012, few smartphone brands have followed suit by introducing metal casings for their flagship devices.

21 Apr 2014 - 6:45pm

Xi Jinping raises reports of NSA spying on Huawei in meeting with Obama

President Xi Jinping with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in The Hague yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping and Barack Obama met yesterday while attending a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands. Their meeting was complicated by renewed tensions over the National Security Agency's surveillance programme.

25 Mar 2014 - 7:47am 5 comments

'So much data that we don't know what to do with it': NSA 'spied on Chinese telecom giant Huawei'

Two newspapers have claimed that the NSA spied on Chinese telecoms and internet giant, Huawei. Photos: AFP

Chinese telecommunications and internet company Huawei defended its independence yesterday and said it would condemn any infiltration of its servers by the US National Security Agency if reports of such activities by the NSA were true.

24 Mar 2014 - 8:04am 6 comments