Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Huawei eyes expansion in the UK, as its European sales boom

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 11 May 18

Total Telecom met with Huawei's new managing director for its UK consumer business group, Anson Zhang, to talk about the company's strategy for UK growth

It's been an eventful few months for China's biggest smartphone producer. Huawei has already enjoyed enormous success in Asia and Europe, following the launch of its flagship smartphone the P20 Pro. Indeed, a recent survey showed that Huawei has successfully bucked the trend of falling handset sails in Europe, shifting 7.4 million units in Q1 2018 – a year on year increase of 38.6 per cent. It hasn't all been plain sailing, however, for the Shenzhen based giant. It's long anticipated move into the US market failed to materialise, following the collapse of a deal with AT&T – a development that has since been exacerbated by a series of aggressive trade tariffs imposed by the US on Chinese manufacturers…

It's been an eventful few months for China's biggest smartphone producer. Huawei has already enjoyed enormous success in Asia and Europe, following the launch of its flagship smartphone the P20 Pro. Indeed, a recent survey showed that Huawei has successfully bucked the trend of falling handset sails in Europe, shifting 7.4 million units in Q1 2018 – a year on year increase of 38.6 per cent. It hasn't all been plain sailing, however, for the Shenzhen based giant. It's long anticipated move into the US market failed to materialise, following the collapse of a deal with AT&T – a development that has since been exacerbated by a series of aggressive trade tariffs imposed by the US on Chinese manufacturers…

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