Huawei on the Rise, in Spite of Itself

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2Q 2014 | IN-1019152


Huawei 2013 and 1Q 2014 Results


Huawei recently announced its 1Q 2014 results and its strong showing in the mobile handset market with 14.6 million devices shipped.  The rapid shift from basic mobile or feature phones is almost complete, with smartphones accounting for 94% of shipments in 1Q 2014, compared to 61% in 1Q 2013. Huawei is now the fifth largest handset OEM and third largest smartphone OEM in the world.

The more price sensitive markets of Latin America, and Eastern and Southern Europe, are particular highlights, along with a predictably strong performance in Asia-Pacific, driven by China.

The Board or The Bored?


One of the more remarkable things about the success of Huawei Consumer Devices division is that it has been achieved despite a management board that is seemingly indi...

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