Tag: telecoms

Reward for failure?

businessman-hands-euro-banknotes-money-bag-28941305The EU plans to contribute €6.3m to a support package for 611 Danish workers laid off by wind turbine giant Vestas because they were victims of Chinese competition.

The European Commission set up its little-known European Globalisation Adjustment Fund back in 2007 to help European workers who loses their jobs due to ‘changing global trade patterns’. (continue reading…)

Chinese anti-malware tough sell in west

nqmobileWould you trust your business to run security software made by a Chinese company? That’s the challenge facing NQ Mobile, China’s biggest mobile-phone security company, which is now  attempting to break into the US market. (continue reading…)

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Hi-tech brain drain or opportunity?

Should western workers fear China’s rise as a hi-tech nation? The question is topical as Alcatel-Lucent, the struggling French telecoms manufacturer, has  just announced 10,000 job cuts, the latest round of losses in an industry that has seen the rapid rise of Chinese competitors. (continue reading…)

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Smartphone OEMs look to grow beyond China

coolpadChina is different, particularly when it comes to its smartphone market. Three smartphone brands — Coolpad, Lenovo and Xiaomi —which are unknown to western consumers all managed to beat Apple in China.

According to research firm ABI Research, Samsung retained its leading smartphone market share of 17% in Q2 2013, Lenovo took second with 13%, Coolpad was third with 10%, and Xiaomi edged out Apple with 6.5% share.

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Huawei’s 3G browser deal

huaweiphones.jpgHuawei, China's fast-growing telecoms equipment maker, has struck a deal with Japan's Access to incorporate the latter's mobile phone browser in Huawei 3G cellular phones.

In a clear sign of how the industry's centre of gravity is shifting to China, the deal was struck with Access China, the local subsidiary of the Japanese software company, and focuses on WCDMA handsets, which can be used in 3G networks around the world.

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