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nasimson
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nasimson,
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6/30/2014 | 11:03:41 AM
RE: Could have seen that one coming
@EE: Why do you say that Splitting the network geographically is tough call? To me it seems simpler and more straightforward than any other method of splitting the network. This blog deserves a followup blog. It will be interesting to see how PCCW handled ZTE and Huawei.
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6/28/2014 | 5:25:33 AM
RE: Could have seen that one coming
Splitting the network geographically is tough call for PCCW. However, as it seems, they have no other option because their major goal is to satisfy their suppliers. As it is, Huawei supplies PCCW-HKT core and radio networks and on the other hand ZTE is the sole supplier for CSL. Huawei and ZTE for sure must be going through a tough time. Who on earth would find it easy to rip out some of their own share in favor of their rival? Of course no one, but do they have an option?
nasimson
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6/28/2014 | 1:06:39 AM
Re: Could have seen that one coming
As the two rivals gain more and more market share on the expense of Alcatel, NSN, situations like this would not come rarely. Both companies need to exhibit some maturity. This will be a good test case of the maturity at each side.
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6/26/2014 | 11:32:51 AM
Re: Could have seen that one coming
This sounds like vendor lock-in, writ very large. Splitting the network geographically to keep suppliers happy?
pdonegan67
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6/26/2014 | 7:54:49 AM
Could have seen that one coming
Forget Cisco vs Juniper, Apple vs Google, Nokia vs Ericsson. The rivalry between ZTE and Huawei is about as ferocious and uncompromising as it gets. Think no holds barred, and then some.

You really don't want to be the account guy in one of those companies that loses out to the other vendor. On the other hand, if an opportunity arises to land the other lot in it with the customer you absolutely want to be that guy.

Good luck with that, PCCW.


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