Wireless makes up half of Huawei's income; wireless subscribers top 140 million

More than half of Huawei's revenue this year has come from its sales of wireless products. From being, in Huawei's words: "just a mere participant in the field of wireless" the company has now become a worldwide leader, deploying its products in more than 50 countries.

Huawei has issued a statement in which it is keen to stress its achievements:

  • wireless products (including UMTS/CDMA2000/GSM) have now been deployed in more than 70 countries worldwide;
  • global use of Huawei wireless products now tops 140 million users, 100 million of whom are GSM-based users;
  • the company's GSM system serves more than 100 million mobile subscribers in around 60 countries globally, and features 400,000 carriers on the GSM BTS platform;
  • Huawei's mobile SoftSwitch application has over 40 million users worldwide; and
  • Huawei's CDMA2000 system currently serves more than 30 million subscribers in over 60 countries, which has turned Huawei into the most prolific CDMA provider in the Asia Pacific region.
As a 3G equipment supplier, Huawei has obtained 11 UMTS commercial contracts and 10 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO commercial contracts. Huawei's 3G solution has to date been deployed in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand. The CDMA mobile SoftSwitch system is currently applied on a large-scale basis in Mexico and Pakistan and is used by CAT of Thailand to build a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network that is believed to be the largest in Southeast Asia.

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