THE WRAP: Huawei lobbies New Delhi, iPad hits milestone

Robert Clark
07 May 2010

This week, Huawei scrambled to head off a ban in India and the iPad reached a milestone in record time.

Huawei executives flew to New Delhi aiming to overturn a ban on Chinese telecom equipment imports, reportedly promising to reveal details of the company’s shareholders.

The iPad reached the 1 million sales mark after just 28 days – much faster than the iPhone – as US agencies weighed an anti-trust probe over Apple’s new policy for software developers.

RIM displaced Motorola to become one of the top five handset firms. Mobile device sales grew 22% worldwide in Q1.

Indonesian cellco Telkom is planning an IPO of its mobile tower business, but will first need to buy out partner SingTel.  After three weeks, bids in India’s 3G auction totaled just under $10 billion.

Alcatel-Lucent blamed component shortages on a wider Q1 loss, but maintained its outlook.

Alvarion said delays in customer deployments had caused a slump in sales, forcing it to sack 175 staff.

Nokia Siemens beat Ericsson to win the first major contract from merged Australian operator VHA.

China Mobile began the world’s first TD-LTE trial at the Shanghai Expo.

SmarTone contracted Ericsson for an HSPA+ upgrade.

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