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Huawei Dominates Chinese Smartphone Market With 39% Share, Xiaomi Slips To 5th Spot

Xiaomi with 8.1 million shipments, got 9.5 per cent slice of the pie

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Meanwhile, in a breather to the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant Huawei, the Pentagon has blocked the Commerce Department-backed ban on sales that make it harder for US-based companies to sell equipment to the handset maker. Wikimedia Commons

Telecom and smartphone giant Huawei extended its dominance in the China market in the fourth quarter of 2019 with a massive 39 per cent market share and 33.3 million unit shipments while Xiaomi slipped to fifth spot with a mere 8.1 million shipments and 9.5 per cent slice of the pie, Singapore-based market research firm Canalys has revealed.

For the calendar year 2019, Huawei had an impressive 142 million shipments in the domestic market — a 35 per cent growth over 2018.

Oppo with 65.7 million and Vivo with 62.7 million were the other two shipment leaders for the full year 2019. Xiaomi with 38.8 million and Apple with its 27.5 million completed the top-five list for 2019.

In the fourth quarter (October-December period), Oppo retained the second spot with 14 million units shipped and a 16.4 per cent market share.

Vivo grabbed the third spot with 13.1 million shipments and 15.4 per cent market share, followed by Apple at the fourth place with 10.1 million sales and 11.8 per cent market share.

Xiaomi with 8.1 million shipments, got 9.5 per cent slice of the pie. Notably, all these major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) had significant declines compared to the Q4 2018 values. Total smartphone sales for 2019 came out to 369 million units which is a 7 per cent down on a yearly basis.

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Telecom and smartphone giant Huawei extended its dominance in the China market in the fourth quarter of 2019 with a massive 39 per cent market share and 33.3 million unit shipments while Xiaomi slipped to fifth spot with a mere 8.1 million shipments and 9.5 per cent slice of the pie, Singapore-based market research firm Canalys has revealed. Pixabay

Meanwhile, in a breather to the Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone giant Huawei, the Pentagon has blocked the Commerce Department-backed ban on sales that make it harder for US-based companies to sell equipment to the handset maker, the media has reported.

The US Department of Commerce had put Huawei on the “entity list” in May 2019, thus, preventing US firms from conducting business with the company unless they obtain a specific license, citing national security concerns with the Chinese telecommunications giant.

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The UK has also decided to let China’s Huawei continue to be used in its 5G networks but with restrictions, including banning its equipment in the network’s “sensitive parts”, like the core, and capping the presence of its kit in the network’s periphery to 35 per cent. (IANS)

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Huawei Plans To Train Two Million ICT Professionals by Doing Collaboration With Universities

According to its five-year plan, Huawei plans to develop two million ICT professionals and continuously update its school-enterprise cooperation solutions in cutting-edge technologies, such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Since 2015, Huawei has partnered with more than 600 international universities to set up Huawei ICT academies, helping the universities improve their ICT teaching abilities and train more than 1,500 teachers. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Thursday said it plans to train two million ICT professionals and popularise digital skills over the next five years by collaborating with universities.

Since 2015, Huawei has partnered with more than 600 international universities to set up Huawei ICT academies, helping the universities improve their ICT teaching abilities and train more than 1,500 teachers.

To meet new requirements and challenges, the Huawei ICT Academy Programme will enter the second phase in 2020.

“Huawei will continue to establish more ICT Academies. Every year, we will build 600-1,000 Huawei ICT Academies. By doing so, we aim to benefit more university teachers and students in the digital world, enable more people to enjoy equal and high-quality education, enhance digital skills, and inject fresh impetus into the industry,” Hank Stokbroekx, Vice President of Enterprise Service, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said in a statement.

According to its five-year plan, Huawei plans to develop two million ICT professionals and continuously update its school-enterprise cooperation solutions in cutting-edge technologies, such as 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Chinese tech giant Huawei on Thursday said it plans to train two million ICT professionals and popularise digital skills over the next five years by collaborating with universities. Wikimedia Commons

To achieve this goal, the company will set up the Huawei ICT Academy Development Incentive Fund (ADIF), with a total investment of at least $50 million over the next five years.

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This fund aims to help ICT academies operate stably by providing teaching experiment equipment for cooperative universities to improve students’ practical skills, training teachers through the fund, providing free exam vouchers to encourage students to take Huawei’s certification exams, and setting up an education fund to reward excellent teachers and students. (IANS)