Chinese smartphone company Huawei Technologies reported revenues
of CNY610.8 billion for the first three quarters of 2019, representing a
year-over-year increase of 24.4%. This is higher than the 23.2% increase the
company saw in the first six months of the year. Net profit margin for the year-to-date
period was 8.7%.
Huawei’s smartphone business saw healthy growth during the year-to-date period with shipments rising 26% year-over-year to 185 million units. The company also saw growth in PCs, tablets, wearables and smart audio products.
On the carrier side, commercial deployment of 5G networks
has accelerated worldwide. To date, Huawei has signed over 60 commercial 5G contracts
with major global carriers and shipped over 400,000 5G Massive MIMO active
antenna units (AAUs) to global markets.
Huawei saw steady growth in the production and supply of its optical transmission, data communications, and IT products. The company’s cloud service development has been accelerating and during the third quarter, the firm released Atlas 900, the fastest AI training cluster in the world.
Huawei has been facing restrictions
and prohibitions from the US, which has banned the company from doing business
with American companies citing security risks. Huawei was given a reprieve till
November on this front.
The US also excluded Huawei from its 5G plans and requested its allies to do the same. Germany, however, has refused to ban Huawei or any other supplier upfront. Huawei saw good growth in 5G customers in Europe in the year-to-date period.