IPO – Initial Public Offering and proof that Huawei wants to remove uncertainties surrounding its ownership. When a company wants to be listed for IPO, it should provide a clear structure of the company, with risks and opportunities of development, etc..
Huawei needs capital to enter strongly on the U.S. market, where they aren’t seen very well because it is believed that, at a high level, there is a link between the Asian company and the Chinese military structures. This is not ok for a company that sells 3G / 4G / LTE infrastructure.
Listing Huawei is said to be ready for two stock markets: Hong Kong and London. They are trying to hit two birds with one stone: to provide transparency regarding its financial results and shareholders, and to accumulate capital in order to expand globally.
Huawei has released some interesting Android phones in 2012, it is going to present their first smartphone with Windows Phone 8 towards the end of the year. They also have a quad-core CPU developed in-house: K3V2. Ambitions are high and we look eager to test their quad-core tablet, as well as quad Ascend D in order to see if they are on track with their top range phones. More will be provided in the next days.