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Huawei Enterprise UK helmsman Poskett sails off to Dell

Texan tech baron Dell has poached the boss of Huawei Enterprise UK, Dave Poskett, as deputy head of one of its Blighty-based divisions. Poskett was the last of the three senior European execs that Huawei's UK subsidiary lured across to run operations in the region when it set up shop three years ago. Simon Culmer and Dominique …
Paul Kunert, 24 Nov 2014
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Huawei's top UK mobile man walks out in shock resignation

Mark Mitchinson, executive veep of Huawei's UK and Ireland consumer devices division, will leave the Chinese firm at the end of the month. Mitchison headed the consumer devices division for three years, but trade magazine Mobile reports that he is to leave on 30 September. Mobile speculates that he will be returning to his alma …
Simon Rockman, 22 Sep 2014
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Distie titan TD Azlan to cut ties with Huawei

TD Azlan is quietly and gradually cutting ties with Huawei Enterprise, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The pair previously came within touching distance of signing a European partnership in 2011, but at the eleventh hour pressure from Cisco — one of Huawei's main rivals — saw US management at parent Tech Data …
Paul Kunert, 30 Oct 2014
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Huawei and Accenture pucker up for enterprise love-in

Huawei looks to be side-stepping glacier-paced reseller recruitment by getting chummy with consultancy Accenture to work on carrier biz support services and private cloudy enterprise stuff. The ink is still drying on the pact but will see the pair “develop joint initiatives” in China, southeast Asia, other emerging markets and …
Paul Kunert, 16 Oct 2014
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Huawei: There'll be BLOOD spilled in the smartphone sector soon

The smartphone stragglers are set to fall further behind the leading pack and some will likely crash and burn in the not-too-distant future, according to one of the device chiefs at Huawei. Industry consolidation is inevitable, said Shao Yang, veep of marketing for the consumer business group at the Chinese giant, which is …
Paul Kunert, 16 Sep 2014

Huawei buys Cambridge Internet of Things pioneer Neul

Thirty-person company Neul has been bought by Huawei for a reported $25m to turn the UK into a centre of excellence for Internet of Things. The deal will have proved to be hugely profitable for the lead investors DFJ Esprit and IQ Capital as well as a long tail of smaller investors. CEO Stan Boland – whose CV includes stints at …
Simon Rockman, 22 Sep 2014
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Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

Huawei - the planet’s third biggest shifter of smartphones - has abandoned plans to build more devices based on Windows due to slower than expected sales. This is a blow to Microsoft and its much-maligned Windows 8 operating system, which now has to rely on Nokia and other lower-ranked mobe makers to trade its wares. Huawei …
Paul Kunert, 15 Sep 2014

Huawei: KRYDER STORAGE CRISIS is REAL and 'we’re working on it'

Huawei’s chief storage boffin says the company has looked at the looming crisis in storage technology with concern. Until 2010, the cost of storage per dollar had dropped exponentially. The decline has been dubbed the Kryder rate, or “Kryder’s Law”, a reference to an article in a 2005 issue of Scientific American of the same …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Nov 2014

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Execs at Chinese hardware maker Huawei are laughing all the way to the bank after reporting a healthy bounce in revenues and margins, despite being effectively blockaded by some governments in the West. The maker of telco kit, smartphones and enterprise networking gear today said that turnover for the first half of calendar '14 …
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 2014
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Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt

Huawei's ambitions in the virtualisation market centre on desktop virtualisation and network function virtualisation for telcos, according to the company's CTO for data centre solutions Ron Raffensperger. The Chinese company was this year's only new entrant to Gartner's Magic Quadrant for x86 virtualisation, a position that the …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 2014
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Huawei: Our sales in Europe and US are TINY, admits red-faced exec

Huawei’s enterprise biz outside of China is crawling along, hampered in Europe by a slower-than-forecast recruitment of channel partners and in the US by government paranoia concerns over espionage. The networking, server and storage kit division accounts for nine per cent of Huawei’s overall revenues of £23bn in 2013, and …
Paul Kunert, 17 Sep 2014

Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

Chinese hardware manufacturer Huawei says allegations it provides backdoors for espionage in its kit remain unproven and would be “commercial suicide”. “The hypothetical - that our equipment could be used for espionage by the Chinese government - has never been proven,” spokesman Scott Sykes told press at the company’s annual …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 Apr 2014

Big Data's being held back by little talent, says Huawei head techie

Big data projects – seen by some as the tech industry’s latest snake oil and others as a potentially valuable tool to dig up fresh information – is being held back by the lack of data scientists for hire. This is according to Ron Raffensperger, Huawei’s chief techie for the IT product line that sits within its Data Centre …
Paul Kunert, 17 Sep 2014
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Huawei set to spin up Big Data R&D facility in France

Huawei is ramping up its data science research operation with a facility in Paris as it pushes further up the technology stack. Renato Lombardi, Huawei’s veep of European R&D, said the effort was part of the firm’s drive to increase its focus on the I in ICT, rather than its pure comms roots. The China-based vendor has been …
Joe Fay, 12 Jun 2014
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Huawei rakes in £2 BEEELLION in profits

Chinese tech success story and NSA spy target Huawei has seen profits jump by a third over the past year to 21 billion yuan (£2bn) on the back of strong growth from its enterprise and consumer businesses. The Shenzhen-headquartered firm cemented its place as one of the Middle Kingdom’s most internationally successful technology …
Phil Muncaster, 01 Apr 2014
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Huawei dismisses NSA backdoor claims as profits soar

It’s been a mixed week for Chinese telecoms giant Huawei after the firm announced impressive financials but was forced again to deny allegations of security weaknesses in its products. The device and telecoms kit maker announced its unaudited financials on Wednesday, claiming sales revenue for 2013 will reach between 238 billion …
Phil Muncaster, 16 Jan 2014
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Docker, schmocker: HUAWEI is the new virtualisation challenger

Huawei has been added to Gartner's Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. The Chinese vendor is the only new entity mentioned in this year's document, and the analyst firm rates its “FusionSphere” hypervisor “An up-and-coming product in emerging markets”. The Chinese company can point to “hundreds of …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Jul 2014

UK discovers Huawei UK staff auditing Huawei kit: Govt orders probe

Huawei will be probed by a top Whitehall official after the Chinese tech giant's staff in Oxfordshire were given the job of auditing Huawei's telecoms gear for Blighty's communications networks. The review was ordered following the publication of a report by an influential committee of MPs which warned of a conflict of interest …
John Leyden, 19 Jul 2013

Huawei CTO insists: 'We are not a threat to UK and US national security'

A top Huawei exec has dismissed claims that his company poses a threat to British and US national security - despite Western government officials' fears over Huawei's alleged connections to the Chinese Communist Party. Professor Sanqi Li - speaking in an exclusive interview with The Register at the multinational's R&D centre in …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2013
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EU trade chief looks to reboot anti-dumping case against Huawei, ZTE

The EU's top trade investigator is going to try to get permission to probe Chinese telcos Huawei and ZTE, despite the fact that European firms like Ericsson refuse to complain about them. The European Commission, like US government officials, have been looking into Huawei and ZTE over alleged state subsidies that let them …

Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'

Huawei's current CEO Guo Ping has explained why the company rotates its chief executives. We say “current CEO” because Huawei has a panel of three CEOs, each of which takes a turn to lead the company for six months before handing over to a colleague. The company has in the past said this structure will help it to cope with the …
Simon Sharwood, 04 Mar 2013

Huawei mimics Nokia Siemens Networks marketing

Nokia Siemens Networks has pointed out close similarities between its marketing material and Huawei's. “Rarely does a competitor turn out to be your biggest fan. But that’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the ringing endorsement of how we market our consulting by Chinese company Huawei,” says a Nokia Siemens Networks …
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Huawei looking into critical router flaw claims

Chinese telecoms kit maker Huawei has said it is investigating claims by researchers that two of its router products contain serious vulnerabilities which could allow hackers to remotely take control of the devices. Felix Lindner and Gregor Kopf of Berlin-based Recurity Labs announced their findings at the Defcon hacking show at …
Phil Muncaster, 02 Aug 2012
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Huawei Enterprise's Muscles-from-Brussels Vanhamme scrams

Huawei Enterprise is already operating with a caretaker in the UK, and now an interim boss is about to take control of the European channel after the current chief Dominique Vanhamme leaves today. Back in May Simon Culmer upped sticks after 10 months as veep of Huawei UK. As he left to head up Avaya's local operation, Culmer …
Paul Kunert, 07 Sep 2012

Avaya poaches Huawei veep Culmer to run UK ops

Avaya UK has poached Huawei Enterprise veep Simon Culmer to replace managing director Andrew Shepperd less than 10 months into his tenure, The Register can reveal. Culmer, who also had a nine-month spell as UK veep at the enterprise wing of Huawei starting last summer, built a UK management team including the recruitment of …
Paul Kunert, 08 May 2012
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Huawei erects channel flag in Europe

Huawei Enterprise aims to accredit a large army of foot soldiers after taking the covers off a channel programme and IT pro training camp. The Chinese manufacturer has added more meat around its expansion plans with the long-awaited, obligatory two-tier dealer framework. "The channel is a key component to Huawei Enterprise's …
Paul Kunert, 08 Mar 2012
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IBM and Huawei hook up to start Chinese takeaway

IBM's enterprise consultancy, IBM Global Business Service, has joined up with Huawei to create enterprise solutions, initially for Chinese companies but with global aspirations. Huawei wants its smartphones embedded into businesses, and to give those businesses a reason to buy its tablets too. IBM wants to push its Chinese …
Bill Ray, 27 Feb 2012
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Huawei 'taps up' firms to form Euro operation

We hear that there are ongoing three-way talks between Sitronics (part of Sistema Holdings), Huawei and Intracom Telecom (part of Intracom Holdings). Intracom Telecom has alliances and contracts with, among others, Ericsson, IBM and some large telecom companies. These would be Huawei's competitors. Intracom possesses factories …
Chris Mellor, 14 Oct 2011
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Huawei profits tumble as global economy falters

China’s largest telecoms kit maker Huawei has seen its profits for the first half of 2012 slump by nearly a quarter, thanks to the sluggish global economy. Huawei said that although sales revenue for the period increased 5.1 per cent from the same time last year to 102.7 billion yuan (£10.4bn), operating profits tumbled 22 per …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Jul 2012
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Huawei buys Symantec JV stake for $530m

Huawei is buying Symantec's 49 per cent share in their joint venture for $530m. The two companies teamed up in 2008 to sell security and storage technologies but it has become common knowledge in recent months that their Hong-Kong headquarted JV was to be dissolved or bought by one or the other partner. Symantec wanted to learn …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2011
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Huawei enterprise to be 100% channel 'in 3-5 years

Huawei's year-old enterprise division wants to put all of its business through the channel in three to five years, according to Jeff Hwong, the company's regional sales director for Southern Pacific Enterprise Business. Huawei created the division to flesh out its business, which also deals direct with telcos and offers consumer …
Simon Sharwood, 23 May 2012
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Huawei-Symantec sneaks out of US back door

Huawei-Symantec, the joint venture between Huawei and Symantec, has effectively stopped trading and is leaving the United States. This follows the US government's blockade of several of its acquisitions, including parent Huawei's deal to snap up 3Leaf Systems, which it sought to acquire in May 2010 for $2m and its attempted …
Chris Mellor, 06 Feb 2012
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Huawei builds channel red army in Europe

Huawei has penned a distribution deal with SDG to punt its enterprise kit to resellers in the UK, France and the Netherlands. The Chinese firm continues to build its ranks internally by bringing on board industry big-hitters – including former Cisco channel exec Dominique Vanhamme – to run its EMEA partner network. It brought in …
Paul Kunert, 24 Nov 2011
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Huawei raids rivals' channels to pilfer dealer partners

Huawei wants to bed 1,000 resellers across Western Europe this year as it tries to crank up the pressure on rivals. The Chinese giant has already signed a bunch of distributors in the region including SDG and Micro P in the UK and recently lifted the covers off its first channel programme in preparation for more concerted dealer …
Paul Kunert, 19 Mar 2012
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S!ngtel axes staff, sends them to Huawei

The restructuring of the S!ngTel army, which included the introduction of a Digital L!fe division, appears to be gathering pace with a reported five hundred Singapore workers being axed this week but offered a reprieve with employment from contractor, Huawei Technologies. Reuters reports that Sino Huawei Technologies, the vendor …
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Engineer sues Huawei for axing him 'because he's a Brit'

A British software engineer is suing Chinese company Huawei for racial discrimination after they made him redundant but allegedly employed new Chinese staff in the Basingstoke office where he worked. Judeson Peter, 39, who had a £48,000-per-year job as a customer support engineer specialising in fibre optics for Huawei, was let …
Anna Leach, 15 Nov 2011
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Huawei bolsters UK Advisory Board

Huawei has filled out the ranks of its UK Advisory Board with a peer, an IT industry veteran and a non-exec with a finger in quite a few pies. The sleeping Chinese giant – in the European enterprise market anyway – planted former UK Trade and Investment mandarin Sir Andrew Cahn at the head of the panel earlier this year. Now he …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2011

CEO of Brit biz Phoenix plans to 'ram-raid' old friend, new enemy Cisco

The boss at Brit services provider Phoenix IT Group wants to "ram raid" former vendor partner Cisco. The UK biz is currently bulking out its portfolio, with Chinese networking firm Huawei Enterprise the latest addition. In the autumnal months last year, Cisco wrote to 1,000 firms across EMEA telling them it was withdrawing …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jul 2014
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Huawei pumps $6bn sweetener into US biz trio

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has taken its turn at cementing US-Sino relations by announcing contracts worth $6bn with California OEMs Qualcomm, Broadcom and Avago - and reckons this will create tens of thousands of job “opportunities” in the States. The three-year deals will provide a much needed cash injection into …
Phil Muncaster, 20 Feb 2012
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Poskett signs up to lead Huawei UK enterprise channel

Former long-serving HP reseller and distie boss Dave Poskett is heading up the UK enterprise channel for Chinese network infrastructure vendor Huawei. Poskett left HP at the start of 2010 after it effectively disbanded the over-arching Solution Partner Organisation by creating specific channel teams in each of its business units …
Paul Kunert, 16 Sep 2011
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Huawei-Symantec takes big step with Force10

Huawei-Symantec is now selling storage in North America in partnership with Force10 Networks. Huawei-Symantec (H-S) is a joint venture between data protection and information management software vendor Symantec and Chinese IT giant Huawei, which says it has over 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. Huawei builds a line of …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2011
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Huawei snaps up former Mandarin for UK advisory board

The makeover of Chinese telecom-kit manufacturer Huawei continues apace, with the company appointing ex-UK Trade and Investment mandarin Sir Andrew Cahn to its latest wheeze: a UK Advisory Board. Sir Andrew will head up the new board, which will recruit additional figures over the next few months. The plan is part of the company …
Bill Ray, 23 May 2011
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Huawei inks distie deals in enterprise push

Huawei has inked a distie deal with Micro P in the UK and is understood to have inked a deal with TD Azlan across Europe as it steps up efforts to give rivals a bloody nose in the enterprise space. The Chinese giant has vowed to push all of its enterprise business through resellers and has already brought on board ex-Sun sales …
Paul Kunert, 30 Sep 2011
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Huawei gets true blue with Oz board

Chinese vendor Huawei has made an unprecedented move to ‘Australianise’ its business, with the creation of a local board decked with high profile political influencers. The move is part of a bold localization strategy for the ambitious vendor to try and get a chunk of the NBN Co contract action. Huawei has mined both sides of …
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Huawei homes in on Euro biz market

Step aside server and storage big boys: make space for a new kid on the European enterprise server and storage block. Huawei Enterprise has arrived and is intending to make waves. Huawei is a Cisco-size Chinese telecommunications and IT supplier. It was founded in 1988 by a small group of entrepreneurs, some with Western …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2011
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HDS, HP leapfrog NetApp in the land of the MAGIC QUADRANT

The gnomic Gartnerites have promoted HDS and HP over NetApp in their 2014 general purpose array magic quadrant, with an explanation of the concept given here. NetApp, with its FAS8000, was second to EMC's VMAX in the year-ago MQ, but Gartner has leapfrogged HDS' VSP G10000 past it in the updated MQ, with HP's StoreServ 10000 …
Chris Mellor, 24 Nov 2014
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Symantec and Huawei snatch storage benchmark crown

Huawei Symantec has blown EMC and its nearly all-flash VNX off the SPECsfs2008 benchmark throne with a clustered NAS system without using SSDs. Spinning rust rules, OK? An OceanSpace N8500 with eight clustered processing engines scored 636,036 operations/sec on the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark. EMC had the previous record score of …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2011

The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

The bloodbath continues for smartphone vendors, results from the leading Android vendors have confirmed in the past week. While it’s a great time to be a buyer, in saturated Western markets, only LG can show black ink on its earnings statements. Sony, Samsung and HTC also reported and the pages were awash with minus signs, …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Nov 2014
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Huawei: Inside the lair of the not-so-hidden dragon

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a bit of an image problem. It pulled in revenues of more than £10bn in the first half of 2012, thanks to its status as the number two maker of telecommunications infrastructure in the world, just behind Ericsson. It also operates a burgeoning enterprise business and its fast-growing …
Phil Muncaster, 30 Sep 2012
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Virty server bones thrown: Gartner mages see Microsoft rising

Gartner’s server virtualisation magic quadrant shows virtualisation juggernaut VMware sitting at the top of the pack for the fifth year running, with Citrix down in the niche player dumps along with Red Hat. There are just two suppliers in the leader’s quadrant: VMware and Microsoft. Oracle is the only challenger and that by a …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jul 2014

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