From Chicago to Tokyo, from Munich to St. Petersburg, from Madrid to Rio, as more and more mobile communications networks are being built in major financial and economic centers worldwide, groups of engineers working with Huawei are receiving more recognition for their prominent contributions.
During 2007, Huawei has been a remarkably successful player in the global mobile communications market. Due to its advanced and innovative technologies, Huawei has gradually won the appreciation of operators worldwide. Obviously, it's becoming apparent that Huawei is changing the pattern of the global mobile communications market in its many dimensions.
$7 billion with ten-years of continuous growth
In 2007, the global revenue of Huawei reached $7 billion through sales of its mobile network equipment, making 2007 the tenth consecutive year of fast growth. Notably, Huawei was awarded 44 new UMTS contracts. UMTS continues to top the global mobile communications market, with a total of more than 86 contracts let and over 700 thousand transceivers shipped in the GSM sector alone, which accounts for 21% of the global share.
Huawei, with its progressive thinking and effective strategies, has not only stabilized its position in the Asian, Middle Eastern, South African, and CIS markets and, indeed, boosted its market share, but it has also started enjoying noticeable breakthroughs in the European, Latin American, and North American markets on a regular basis. Undoubtedly, a new pattern in the global mobile communications market is being established.
2007 has been a successful year for Huawei. In Europe, following a large-scale network expansion in Spain, Huawei was awarded the contracts to deploy four sub-networks for Vodafone Greece and Vodafone Romania. In France, the 2G/3G access network equipment provided by Huawei has been utilized by 60% of the France Telecom sub-networks. Not only did Huawei's 2G/3G dual-mode base stations replace the previous supplier's equipment in O2 Germany but Huawei also completed the local construction of 3G networks for Telecom Italia. What's more, Huawei won the CIS "Year of 3G Starter' award. In the U.S., Huawei assisted in building LEAP's Chicago and the northwest CDMA network and is ranked as one of the three largest suppliers for America Movil's 3G networks in Latin America. In Asia, Huawei won the centralized procurement of GSM projects from China Mobile and provided GSM/CDMA services for India, which has the second largest population in the world. In Australia, Huawei broke the western suppliers' monopoly and built
the world's first exclusive UMTS900 network. Huawei became the main partner of MTN, the largest transnational operator on the continent of Africa..
In 2007, the mobile communications industry underwent a sea change in which a majority of manufacturers were held back by 'integration', 'profits', and 'crises'. Huawei, however, stepped forward and entered the top markets of high-end operators, and thus became the big winner in 2007.
The key to Huawei's success
The global media says that the secret formula is the assistance that Huawei has provided operators in achieving success.
Let's look at some examples:
In 2007, people around the world viewed the 'The Fat One', the world famous Christmas lottery ticket program, thanks to new mobile phones from Vodafone Spain.