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Huawei Makes Its Enterprise Pitch

As we've mentioned previously, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. treated last week's Interop as its grand debut on the enterprise stage. For many value-added resellers (VARs) and other channel folks, it was a first chance to get to know the big Chinese company with the unshakable reputation.

Booths at the fall version of Interop tend to be modest, so this wasn't a lasers-and-dry-ice debut. But Huawei's booth was around the same size as those of other big companies and, with a spot right near the entrance, it was drawing quite a crowd as the exhibits opened Thursday morning.

Huawei envisions enterprise being a US$7 billion contributor to its annual sales next year compared with $2 billion in 2010. We figured that made it worth visiting the booth for a closer look.

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Photos by the unflappable Matt Carr/Getty Images. Captions not.

Be sure to check out our other Interop coverage:

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 4:51:24 PM
re: Huawei Makes Its Enterprise Pitch

One thing about Huawei's booth: It was all business. Aside from the T-shirts, I don't recall seeing any giveaways, and there weren't jugglers or fire eaters or booth babes.

Some of that is a function of Fall Interop's size and shape -- as I keep saying, it's a smaller gig than the Vegas show -- but I wonder if it also reflects Huawei's intent to be taken seriously.

Rush21120 12/5/2012 | 4:51:17 PM
re: Huawei Makes Its Enterprise Pitch

Ok so where is the beef in this story? Huawei T-shirt picture (gee even Wendys has one too) and a quote saying they (Huawei) is going to $7B from $2B?   Thanks for wasting 2min of my day.


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