Huawei escalates to No:2 in Sri Lankan smartphone market

Colombo, Sri Lanka; 6th January 2014: Huawei Technologies Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the local office of the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei, today announced that the company elevated its position to the number 2 position in the Lankan smartphone market. Huawei Smartphones gained a 15.5% market shipment share in Sri Lanka Q3 this year.

This was according to the Sri Lanka Mobile Handsets Market Review, 3Q 2013, December 2013 release published by premier IT, Telecoms and Semiconductor & Electronics, Infrastructure and Lifesciences market intelligence and advisory firm CyberMedia Research. Tarun Pathak, Analyst, CMR Telecoms Practice opined, “The first two months of the quarter witnessed a drop in overall Sri Lanka mobile handset shipments, primarily due to the seasonal impact and shortage of inventory on account of issues between retailers and distributors. However the market started picking up from the month of September with new launches from Tier-I vendors and a push from operators, as a part of their bundling offers and data pack schemes”.

With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer Business Group, through Huawei Device, is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.

Daniel Sun – CEO Huawei Technologies Lanka (Pvt) Ltd said, “Huawei experienced 30% year-over- year growth in the region, including Sri Lanka which is a significant achievement. In 2013, the Consumer Business Group achieved effective growth and is on target to reach more than USD 9 Billion in sales revenue, a Year on Year increase of about 18% from 2012. Our smartphone shipments exceeded 50 million units placing Huawei among the top three smartphone vendors globally.

He further commented, “We have witnessed a strong sales growth becoming a popular choice in the local smartphone market, with the introduction of the world’s slimmest smartphone Ascend P6. This is currently one of our best-selling innovative consumer products. Over the next three to five years, we will continue to increase investment in technological innovation, with a focus on product design, process, quality and improvements to software and user experience. In order to leverage product quality as a key competitive differentiator, we aim to further enhance our dedication to quality and increase brand awareness in the aspects of the Huawei experience and customer service offerings”.

As at the end of 2012, Huawei’s products and services are deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei has also set up more than 20 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Consumer business is one of Huawei’s three business groups offering a range of products that include mobile phones, mobile broadband devices, home devices, clouds, and consumer chipsets.

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