Huawei Claims Major Success for its Mobile Services Platform in UK

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Huawei Claims Major Success for its Mobile Services Platform in UK

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), a platform from Huawei that replaces popular Google apps and services like Gmail, Maps, cloud storage and was designed to circumvent a ban by the U.S. administration which prevents mobile phone vendors from accessing Google’s Android apps and services, has gained a million more users in the UK since January, with the total now standing at 5 million, 2 million of which used its Mobile Services app gallery to download apps, according to Anson Zhang, managing director of the Huawei UK Consumer Business Group.

The development of Mobile Services is seen as part of Huawei’s overall strategy to leverage AI and 5G to create a seamless experience for end users across multiple devices. The company has announced plans to become the largest global smartphone manufacturer by shipments.
Huawei Mobile Cloud is the centerpiece of the new platform, enabling users to backup and restore their data and phone settings wirelessly, synchronizing and transferring data across mobile devices, as well as storing and accessing files using Huawei’s proprietary Cloud Drive.
Huawei recently pledged $25 million in a bid to encourage developers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to build apps around its mobile ecosystem. The Huawei Developer Program is a dedicated incentive plan the company claims would help UK businesses to develop, grow and monetize.

In recent years, we have grown significantly and owe our success to the consumers and partners who have chosen and believed in us,

Zhang told China Central Television (CCTV), a state-owned media organization in China.
In separate news, the United Kingdom’s cybersecurity agency said it will review the role of Huawei in UK-based 5G networks – a move that comes days after the United States announced it will further restrict Huawei’s access to the U.S. technology supply chain.

Mobile Services: Anson Zhang, UK Managing Director, Huawei.

Anson Zhang, UK Managing Director, Huawei.

Following the US announcement of additional sanctions against Huawei, the NCSC [National Cyber Security Centre] is looking carefully at any impact they could have to the UK’s networks,

a British government spokesman told MeriTalk, a UK-based news service.

The security and resilience of our networks is of paramount importance.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Huawei

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