Huawei keeps strong R&D pace as 5th top investor worldwide

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Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei has been ranked fifth on the recently released 2019 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard as one of the biggest investors in research and development worldwide. The Scoreboard is made up of the 2,500 companies investing the largest sums in research and development in the world, with data collected from companies’ annual reports and accounts.As a result of its R&D investments focus, Huawei has been able to lead the development of 5G technologies globally and the Middle East region specifically. This has been powered by investments of USD4 billion in 5G research since 2009—more than the total 5G investment from all major equipment vendors in the US and Europe combined. Huawei began 5G research in 2009 and has submitted a total of 23,600 contributions to the 3GPP, which would be a stack more than 10 meters tall if printed out on A4 paper.Huawei now owns 3,367 families of 5G patents accounting for more than 20% of the total and ranking first among all ICT vendors. The company has established nine 5G standards and research centers worldwide, has more than 500 experts working on standards, and holds positions in over 100 standards organizations. As Q3 2019, Huawei had been awarded more than sixty 5G commercial contracts, including 11 in the Middle East, shipping over 400,000 5G base stations globally.Outside of the 5G arena, Huawei’s enterprise business has also benefited from R&D advancements to lay the foundation for the digital transformation of industries in the Middle East and abroad. Globally, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner. A focus on innovation has also kept Huawei’s popular smart phone range as a preferred global brand, achieving robust growth in 2019 with a total of 240 million units shipped. The latest ranking comes at a time when Huawei leadership estimates that its global sales revenue will have topped USD122 billion in 2019, an increase of roughly 18% year-on-year. 

About Huawei:

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. 

Huawei asks court to overturn FCC order on government subsidy program

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Karachi(Cliff News)Huawei today mounted a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seeking the court to overturn an unlawful order passed by the FCC on Nov. 22. The order bans carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase Huawei equipment.In a petition filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Huawei asks the court to hold the FCC’s order unlawful on the grounds thatit fails to offer Huawei required due process protections in labelling Huawei as a national security threat. Huawei believes that the FCC also fails to substantiate its arbitrary findings with evidence or sound reasoning or analysis, in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the Administrative Procedure Act, and other laws.“Banning a company like Huawei, just because we started in China – this does not solve cyber security challenges,” Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer Dr. Song Liuping said at a press conference.Song said both FCC chairman Ajit Pai and other FCC commissioners failed to present any evidence to prove their claim that Huawei constitutes a security threat, and ignored the facts and objections raised by Huawei and rural carriers after the FCC first made the proposal in March 2018.“Huawei also submitted 21 rounds of detailed comments, explaining how the order will harm people and businesses in remote areas. The FCC ignored them all,” he said.“Carriers across rural America, in small towns in Montana, Kentucky, and farms in Wyoming – they choose to work with Huawei because they respect the quality and integrity of our equipment,” Song added. “The FCC should not shut down joint efforts to connect rural communities in the U.S.”Glen Nager, Huawei’s lead counsel for the legal action, said the FCC has simply adopted a standard-less rule that, by its own admission, was designed with only Huawei and another Chinese company in mind.In addition, Nager said the decision adopted by FCC exceeds the agency’s “statutory authority,” as the FCC is not authorized to make national security judgements or to restrict the use of USF funds based on such judgments. “Indeed, the Commission has no national security expertise or authority.”According to Nager, FCC’s designation of Huawei as national security threat lacks legal or factual support. “The designation is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of Chinese law and on unsound, unreliable, and inadmissible accusations and innuendo, not evidence. The designation is simply shameful prejudgment of the worst kind,” he said.Karl Song, Vice President of Huawei’s Corporate Communications Department, said the FCC rule is threatening the improving connectivity in rural America, which depends on Huawei equipment because other vendors were not willing to do business in places “that were too remote, or where the terrain was difficult, or where there just wasn’t a large population.” He added that the ban and the following “rip-and-replace” proposal would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and even force some small carriers to go bankrupt.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees by the end of 2018, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

 

 

Apple has launched the all new iPhone 11 lineup

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Karachi(Cliff News)The latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max with Facetime has now arrived in Pakistan, and is available online and in stores at key locations.Having arrived in Pakistan with all its variants, style, and glamour; Apple has also assigned a unique country code: ZP/A to ensure only genuine and authentic Apple products’ reach the customers. Apple has brought a faster (A13 chipset) with its iPhone 11 series, and some major camera upgrades, which is a great news for iPhone lovers in Pakistan as they have been waiting for the all new features.Mahira Khan, Wasim Akram, Hareem Farooq and Nomi Ansari were among the first few celebrities to have pre booked their phones on istorepakistan.com and have gotten them today.The new iPhone series has a textured matte glass back and polished stainless-steel band, featuring the most durable glass, and is available in four stunning colors.iPhone 11 lineup will be available with Jazz FREE 6GB Data Bundle (1GB/Month) for all Jazz Pre-paid and Post-paid customers.

iPhone 11 series prices in Pakistan:

iPhone11:

64 GB – PKR 173,499

128 GB – PKR 182,299

256 GB – PKR 200,999

iPhone 11 Pro:

64 GB – PKR 229,999

256 GB – PKR 258,499

512 GB – PKR 296,499

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

64 GB – PKR 248,499

256 GB – PKR 276,999

512 GB – PKR 315,499

Availability in Stores:

The official products, with specially designed QR Code Seals, are now available across all major cities in Pakistan through Apple Authorized Resellers and Airlink Communication Ltd.

 

Realme earned itself the fastest mobile brand to became the global Top 10

Lahore(Cliff News)Counterpoint, the international authoritative analysis institution, recently announced a mobile phone shipment report for Q2 2019. According to the report, emerging smartphone brand realme showed eye-catching performance. After only one year of establishment, it quickly became one of the top 10 mobile phone manufacturers in the world, alongside with Samsung, Huawei and Apple. In Q2 2019, realme global shipment registered 4.7 million units worldwide, an increase of 848% year-on-year, making it the fastest growing mobile phone brand in the world.As a Dare-to-Leap brand, realme aimed to made itself a new icon for the young.The fast development of realm ties closely to its accurate grasp of the young consumer market, based on which the brand attitude and edgy R&D were built. On one hand, realme adopts high-end technology with the Dare-to-Leap philosophy, becoming the benchmark for performance and design at the same price range and bringing more Dare-to-Leap experience to young consumers; on the other hand, realme leverages light assets, mainly e-commerce, short channel mode, which allows more profits given to consumers, thus more young people can enjoy the quality life brought by technology and design.Sky Li, the founder and CEO of realme said: “realme’s original intention was to create products with a full range of new and unique experiences for young people. We built our ‘Dare to Leap’ concept based on this mission. We hope to provide young consumers with more surprising products within the same price range, and exceed their expectations, whether in design, performance, or quality.”Great endeavor to be made for the overall arrangement for high-end tech.So far, realme has successfully entered over 20 markets including China, Europe, India, South-east Asia and Russia, broke sales records in for multiple times in several markets and became the top 5 brands in India for three consecutive quarters. In order to thank consumers around the globe their support, realme will continue to stick to the initial inspiration while offering consumers more exciting and surprising products, including the future release of a new camera phone with 64 million pixels, and a high-end flagship equipped with Snapdragon 855 Plus.As a young brand that Dares to Leap, realme will constantly explore more possibilities in fashionable design and high-end quality, as well as actively seeking the application of advanced technology, in order to be prepared in innovation capability, and gain competitiveness in the strategic development globally. realme will continue to go beyond itself in product performance, design and quality, so as to provide consumers with real “Dare-to-Leap” experience.Since its entry in to the Pakistani market less than 7 months ago, realme powered by Oppo, has already launched 5 products across different price segments from premium flagships to trendy mid-rangers, all designed particularly for the youth. realme is proving it has planned an even steeper growth trajectory than its parent company through a targeted focus on the youth. Pakistani realme fans have been given a taste of fast paced innovation by the brand through various features like the new technology of a superior VOOC charger in 3pro or an extremely powerful processor that plays freefire in its price range for the first time beating every other competitor. They have continuously taken a leap forward in both design and performance but the golden egg is still keeping the price affordable for the youth. The brand has a youthful identity not only in its devices but also in its business and sales tactics. Realme accomplished tremendous growth records by creating flash sales and primarily selling products online. This is also in tune with its snappy young customers who get a stylish and fast partner that suits their style in realme. Daraz has seen new sale records with each price drop with the entire stock being sold out in minutes or even seconds at instances.

About realme

realme is a technology brand that specializes in providing high quality smartphones. The brand was officially established on May 4th, 2018 by its founder Sky Li together with a bunch of young people who have rich experience in smartphone industry.realme is committed to offering powerful performance, stylish design, sincere services and exploring more possibilities of smartphones. realme has launched 8 products, which includes realme 1, realme 2, realme U1, realme 3, realme 2 Pro, realme C1 ,realme C2 ,realme 3 Pro and most recently realme X and X lite. 2018 was a rising year for realme. As a smartphone brand with a global vision, within less than one year, it expanded to 19 countries including India, Indonesia and other Southeast Asia markets followed by Pakistan, North Africa and Middle East. realme made its much anticipated entry in to the Chinese market last month followed by four countries in Europe (England, France, Spain and Italy).realme saw tremendous international growth at a time when the overall market performance is downgrading by just selling products online. Over 8 million users have chosen realme products till this early Feb making it one of the fastest growing young power in this international industry.

 

 

edotco,Jazz partner to drive digital transformation in Pakistan

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Islamabad(Cliff News)edotco Group (“edotco”), the leading end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, through its local operations edotco Pakistan Private Limited (edotco PK), has sealed a landmark long-term partnership with Jazz, the country’s leading digital communications company, with a commitment to accelerate the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the nation. Together edotco and Jazz are enhancing Pakistan’s infrastructure and furthering Jazz’s effort to modernize and expand its network nationwide.As part of this partnership, edotco, the largest independent tower company in Pakistan with over 950 towers, will construct new towers in strategic areas to meet Pakistan’s rapidly growing coverage and capacity requirements and acquire a number of existing towers. edotco continues to be a key nation building digital transformation partner for Pakistan, aiming to help the country shape its telecommunications landscape for future 5G-readiness.“Building a digital nation requires the collective investment of various stakeholders within the ecosystem. Our partnership with Jazz today marks a new milestone for Pakistan’s connectivity agenda. We offer our partners a sustainable and optimal model to accelerate their network deployment initiatives by capitalising on our advanced solutions and best in class practices, ensuring that the country has the right infrastructure in place to enhance the nation’s digital readiness,” said Arif Hussain, Country Managing Director, edotco Pakistan.Describing the partnership as strategic for Jazz’s market leadership, Aamir Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Jazz said, “Pakistan’s telecommunication landscape is maturing as the country accelerates its push for digitalization. This transformation will result in Jazz streamlining its network operations and meeting the demands for fast, reliable data, which is essential for a rapidly evolving digital landscape. As the nation’s leading communications company, it is our mission to spearhead Pakistan’s digital agenda through such innovative partnerships”.

Jazz second time running the Speedtest award from Ookla

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Islamabad(Cliff News)For a second time running, the Speedtest® Award from Ookla® has gone to Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company. To win this award, Jazz achieved a Speed Score™ of 16.01, with average speeds of 17.13 Mbps for download and 10.74 Mbps for upload. The results are confirmedbyOokla® who analyzed results of user-initiated tests taken on the Speedtest iOS and Android mobile apps from all major mobile operators in Pakistan during Q3-Q4 2018.Jazzis the country’s fastest mobile network. This is significant becausenot only is Jazz the largest operator of the country, but also has the largest mobile internet user base of over 20 Million customers. Now, as Pakistan’s fastest mobilenetwork provider, Jazz consistently looks to offer subscribers the best online experience.CEO of Jazz, Aamir Ibrahim said about theSpeedtest® award, “Ookla’s Q3-Q4 2018 report reaffirms Jazz’s commitment to delivering the best mobile broadband experience to masses nationwide. This consecutive Speedtest® award is a testament to the work being carried out by the Jazz family in not only ensuring exceptional service, but constant innovation in network optimization, so our customers can enjoy lightning fast, reliable internet connections.”“With millions of tests taken using Speedtest every day, Ookla has developed a robust and comprehensive view of worldwide internet performance. It is our pleasure to recognize Jazz as the fastest mobile network in Pakistan based on our rigorous analysis. This award is a testament to Jazz’s exceptional performance, as experienced by their own customers during Q3 and Q4,” said Jamie Steven, Executive Vice President of Ookla.

Pakistan’s fastest network by a huge margin

Jazz’s Speed Score™ of 16.01 is significantly higher than other competing networks during Q3-Q4 2018. This Speed Score™incorporates a measure of each operator’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance. For this result period, Jazz’saverage download speed was clocked at 17.13 Mbps with an upload speed of 10.74 Mbps.

Jazz’s best-in-class mobile experience

Jazz lives up to subscribers’ demands with an ambition to roll-out the latest services and products, and a fast, reliable data network spanning the length and breadth of the country. These are reasons why the mobile operator is the network of choice for over 56 million subscribers and has the highest number of mobile internet users at over 20 million customers.

 

About Jazz

Jazz is Pakistan’s largest digital telecommunication company. Serving over 56 million subscribers across the country.

About Ookla

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest®, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis. Over ten million tests are actively initiated by consumers each day across all Speedtest platforms, with over 20 billion completed to date. As a result, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility. Ookla solutions have been adopted by a significant number of internet service providers and mobile carriers worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages for use by thousands of businesses, governments, universities and trade organizations. Ookla’s headquarters are located in Seattle, WA with additional offices in Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

Huawei showers its Love in Pakistan with a Coral Red Edition of HUAWEI Y7 Prime

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Lahore(Cliff News)For all the love Huawei has received for its Y Series 2019, the company gives its fans another reason to be excited about by introducing a vibrant and trendy new colour – Coral Red that goes on sale today! The youth-centric device brings a stupendous 6.26″ HUAWEI FullView Display with a Dewdrop notch, a spectacular 16MP selfie camera and a 4,000 mAh battery that runs for almost two days.HUAWEI Y7 Prime 2019 saw huge success since hitting the shelves two weeks ago by showing numbers greater than its predecessors. It is because this year’s variant is fully reimagined to deliver a power-packed and feature-heavy experience. The device has garnered accolades from all quarters of the media and is said to have one of the best AI supported dual- camera in its category. Reviewers have also touted this device for having a super-premium look and feel. In addition, the device has lived up to its claim for having a powerful battery that lasts up to two days – tried and tested by the reviewers themselves!The device comes with a 16MP front-facing camera and a dual 13MP+2MP rear camera embedded with Artificial Intelligence and has a wide aperture of f/1.8 for a truly sharp photography experience. A power-packed Qualcomm Octa-Core SoC and an Adreno 506 GPU with Vulkan support makes the smartphone superfast especially during intense gaming sessions topped off by a 3GB RAM.With the addition of Coral Red, HUAWEI Y7 Prime 2019 is now available in three premium colours, the other two being Aurora Blue and Midnight Black. The HUAWEI Y7 Prime 2019 is sure to make a mark this year by being the best choice for youth thanks to its top-class look and feel with the addition of offering a complete flagship experience, the best any smartphone of this category can currently offer. It is available for PKR 28,999/-.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei’s three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments at the end of May 2018.Year-on-year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2018, Huawei was ranked 48th on BrandZ’s Most Valuable Global Brands list, 79th on Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands list and 25th on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands list. Among the Fortune 500, Huawei climbed up the list to the 83rd place in 2017, up from 129th with a revenue of USD 78.51 billion, making the top global 100 for the first time.As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, and has established 15 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.