6/25/2008 11:43:00 AM
Chinese company Huawei is banking on dongles
Dongle manufacturer Huawei believes that USB broadband sticks will continue to outsell embedded Sims.
The Chinese manufacturer, which produces the majority of Europe’s dongles, has seen global dongle shipments surpass 10 million.
The company dismissed fears that dongle technology has already reached a peak, with embedded Sim cards set to overtake.
A Huawei spokeswoman said: ‘How long it takes the market to move away from dongles to embedded Sim cards depends on the development trend of the whole product chain and the preferences of the end users.
‘Embedded Sim cards are a trend, but Huawei believes dongles still have a unique market space and market opportunities, which won’t be replaced by embedded Sim cards in the short term.’