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Huawei Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Huawei recently announced its positioning in Gartner’s Visionaries quadrant in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.1 This is the first time that Huawei has entered the Visionaries quadrant since 2012 when Huawei was included into Gartner evaluation.

Huawei believes, within the wired and wireless LAN access field, it has become more competitive, and has shown excellence in the global market. While ensuring an outstanding ability to execute, Huawei believes that it has shown a great improvement in the completeness of its vision, owing to Huawei’s accurate insight into the market, correct product strategies, and continued product technology innovation.

”In the past year, Huawei has continued to maintain high-speed growth within the market and increasingly mature global channels, and has won customer approval for its products and solutions. We are proud that Huawei has seen huge improvements in the benefits of our keen market insights, visionary market strategies, as well as innovative products and solutions," said Swift Liu, President of Huawei Enterprise Network Product Line.

"Being customer-centric, Huawei has always insisted on innovation and continued investment in Research and Development to help customers build ultimate-experience campus networks in their digital transformation by proactively tackling challenges created by user and service mobility as well as application cloudification," continued Liu.

According to the Gartner report, “A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant demonstrates an ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more of the key areas of access layer technologies within the enterprise (for example, convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect its position.”

In order to help enterprises deal with the challenges brought by new technologies such as mobility, cloud computing, Big Data, and SDN, Huawei has released a series of diverse products and solutions in the wired and wireless LAN access domain. For example, in product innovation, Huawei launched the industry’s first 802.11ac Wave 2 indoor AP with high-density smart antennas, along with the industry’s first fixed agile switch that supports iPCA and wired and wireless convergence. In terms of innovative solutions, Huawei launched its Agile Distributed Wi-Fi Solution and Cloud Managed Network Solution along with other innovative solutions.

Huawei’s Agile Distributed Wi-Fi Solution uses an innovative “AC + central AP + RU” architecture, thoroughly solving the problems of weak indoor signals and low performance in hotel rooms, dormitories, hospitals and so on. Huawei’s Cloud Managed Network Solution uses cloud technology to achieve service rollout in minutes and implements full-lifecycle network management covering campus network planning, deployment, and operations and maintenance (O&M). This solution not only serves small to mid-sized campuses, but can also be adapted to mid to large-sized campuses. The cloud management platform, applied in the solution, is based on a leasable and sellable business model, where users can choose Huawei’s or a managed service provider’s (MSP) services, or can also build their own industrial-grade cloud management platforms if they wish.

Aside from striving in technology innovation to provide customers with diverse solutions, Huawei also maintains fast market growth in the wired and wireless LAN access domain. According to Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 1Q162 2, Huawei's Enterprise campus Ethernet switches revenue in 1Q16 ranked No. 3 in the world; the Enterprise WLAN Equipment revenue in 1Q16 worldwide grew rapidly, with a year-on-year increase of 102.5%. Apart from this, Huawei’s wired and wireless LAN access solutions and products are already being used in education, government and public services, finance, health care, transportation, and other vertical industries by customers in all corners of the globe.

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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure” by Tim Zimmerman, Christian Canales, Bill Menezes, Danilo Ciscato, [30 August 2016]

2 Gartner “Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 1Q16” 08 June 2016

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