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Huawei Brings the Heat

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. 's annual analyst summit, held last week at its corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China, delivered few surprises overall, but it did provide a sneak preview of changes to the vendor's overall marketing strategy, as well as some new insight into Huawei's professional services ambitions.

One of the key drivers behind Huawei's new marketing agenda is the need to respond to carrier opex challenges through delivery of all-IP and "green" high-power core and access solutions. While this imperative is by no means unique to Huawei, the company is trying to carve out some unique differentiators.

One specific Huawei initiative is the promise to deliver products that extend the maximum normal operational temperature tolerance to 35 degrees Celsius, and hence reduce air-conditioning costs. According to Huawei, the additional heat tolerance, when coupled with high-powered amplifiers in a GSM base station, can result in an 80 percent power savings in a typical 12-radio transceiver (TRX) configuration.

Read the entire opinion piece here on Light Reading.

— Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

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