Huawei Is Continuously working on developing a powerful grip in India, by participating in 4G services, In newly launched Android Phones, in tablets and mainly in data cards. The mobile sector is flourishing in India, and Huawei definitely wants to be a part of it, with its Indian existence of about 11 years. To get the details how Huawei products are forming up to match the Indian market, we talked to Victor Shanxin, The Chief Executive Of Huawei Gadgets in India. having more than 20 years of experience he has performed an important part in the growth and development of the company specially In India. Here is a small detail of the Interview, where he told us the plan of Huawei’s functions in India, Nexus 7 competing and many more.
Can You Tell Us About The Huawei’ Plans In India
Huawei is in Indian approx for last 10 decades and has tried to provide an endless network options to all the India based top-10 telecommunications providers. Huawei India Devices has offered a wide range of high-quality items for the past several decades fulfilling the needs of approximate 25 million India people and businesses in multiple groups such as Mobile High speed internet, Home Convergence items and mobile phones. In 2010, Huawei was selected amongst the Globe’s Top 10 most modern companies by Fast Company.
What are the difficulties confronted by Huawei in accomplishing its objectives in the Indian market?
We felt like there is more chances in creating the maintainable business we have in India from the past 10 Decades. We want to realize the Indian consumer’s selections for 3G and 4G devices across mobile phone / product / data cards. So that is a task. We are also re-vamping our circulation to serve customers across India in 100 + places, and in new programs such as large structure retail store and online stores. We are also teaching and attracting customers around linked Activities with our 360 touch point technique. As we develop in the Indian market, we are also increasing our assistance impact and also utilizing new programs like Facebook or myspace to provide online assistance to our customers.
Can you reveal any estimated sales figures indicating the number of people opting for wireless data cards? Can you reveal the popular circle or region of sale?
Huawei commands 65 percent market share in operator-bundled data card category. Huawei sold over 4 million data cards in the financial year 2011. While continuing to support and work closely with operators for 90 percent of the forward bundled data cards, Huawei will also bring to the remaining 10 percent consumers an unlocked Data card. These users are free to choose their operator and plan. Huawei has launched a range of data cards and pocket WiFi Internet devices such as the world’s thinnest data card E369 Mini, the world’s first WiFi Dongle E355 , the world’s first mobile WiFi E560, the world’s first Cloud+, and the world’s first get-online-in-15-seconds Hilink E303Cs Data Card. For this range of new devices, Huawei is working closely with operators to offer reversed bundled data plans in the open market helping operators expand their data business.
Where would you place the data card as a revenue generator compared to your other product portfolios such as smartphones and tablets?
Data cards contribute 30 percent of Huawei devices revenue while Smartphones and tablets contribute 30 percent, and STB (Set Top Box) contributes another 40 percent of the revenue in India of Huawei devices.
What do you think is the reason for average acceptance of 3G in India?
3G adoption in India remains subdued due to various issues such as network quality , low penetration of 3G-enabled handsets, unavailability of local content, and the absence of a fantastic application.
High prices also made Indian subscribers turn cautious about 3G, resulting into less than 2 percent penetration despite 10-15 percent penetration of 3G -enabled handsets. One of the other factors that go against 3G is allocation of just 5 MHz of spectrum as against 20 MHz in case of 4G. India has a very high subscriber density as compared to other countries. If a size able proportion of it decides to opt for 3G, with very high data traffic compared to 2G, 3G networks will be congested very soon.
With 4G rolled out in India, will we see 4G dongles from Huawei?
Leading operators have already declared the launch of their next generation networks, which will be based on LTE. With the launch of Bharti Airtel’s 4G services, Huawei, the telecom solutions provider, gets the opportunity to offer its first LTE Router B593 and LTE USB Stick E392 to the Indian customers. The company globally leads the mobile broadband and data cards segment with over 55 percent of market share. The entry of LTE in the technology world will definitely prove to be the right choice for a new era in mobile communication.
How is Huawei cloud service shaping up in India?
Cloud+ is an exclusive Huawei Cloud service available to Huawei device users. Cloud+ offers a range of next generation features such as Cloud+ drive, Message+, Streams, Phone finder, SNS, Contacts Integration and access for content saved on a remote drive from anywhere for any device. These features help the phone user to experience the future.
Cloud+ gives consumer 16 GB of free storage. You can store up to 3500 songs or 7000 photos. Cloud+ is not just a hard disk in the sky. You can backup all that you use every day and it’s always available on your Huawei Phone, Media pad and PC.
When can we expect Ascend series of smartphones in India?
We are extremely delighted to launch Ascend smartphone series in Indian market. Each Huawei Ascend product is an innovative flagship model developed to meet the needs of specific consumers with Ascend D (diamond), Ascend P (platinum), Ascend G (gold), and Ascend Y (youth) categories.
Recently, we launched Ascend G300 and Y200, which are easy-to-use smartphones that provide exceptional power, performance and style for the discerning consumers. We are confident that with their impressive specs and accessible price, the Ascend series will become a popular choice among consumers across the country.
Is there any plan of launching a 7-inch tablet to rival the Google Nexus 7?
We have already launched 7-inch Media Pad in Indian Market. Huawei is now planning to launch New 10 FHD Media Pad, the first tablet announced with HD display, 10.1-inch widescreen touchscreen with 1920×1200 pixels of resolution, and sports very good colours and viewing angles. The Android ICS tablet will be powered by Huawei’s new and powerful K3V2 quad-core processor and will sport an 8MP rear camera and LTE as well. What is even more exciting is that Huawei Media Pad 10 has included these top-notch specs in an 8.8 mm thin chassis, which is an impressive feat.