Huawei Mobile Broadband Units Cross Milestone

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 17, 2009

Huawei, a next-generation telecommunications network solutions provider for operators around the world, has announced that the company has now shipped over 60 million mobile broadband units worldwide. Mobile units include data cards, dongles and embedded modules.

Huawei has provided services to more than 315 international networks and its mobile broadband units have been shipped across to more than 133 countries. Its customized devices are driving the rapid growth for mobile broadband services. The company stated that the demand for these products has exceeded industry forecasts over the past three years. According to consulting firm ABI Research’s 2008 annual report, Huawei secured 55 percent of the global mobile broadband terminal market — making it a clear leader in this field.

Huawei attributes this to its ability to focus on operators’ needs, provide differentiated customization and deliver robust applications, and innovative solutions in the mobile broadband arena for next-generation of mobile communication.   

Huawei’s plug-and-play USB modem E220 revolutionized the traditional PCMCIA-based Internet access mode, with its launch three years ago. The plug-and-play modem opened up a new market for Huawei. From then on, Huawei has continually launched innovative products like the first terminal to support mobile TV services (E510), a device that incorporates wireless Internet access and router services, the world’s first slim mobile broadband terminal with a rotary connector. This year they came out with the slimmest wireless modem (the E5) at the Mobile World Congress and also released the E182E, which is claimed to be the first HSPA+ mobile broadband device.