Huawei signs partner to sell networking gear in Canada

Some two years after they first became available in the U.S., Chinese networking equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is now selling its enterprise equipment lineup – including switches, routers, and unified communications gear – to Canadian enterprise customers.

While Huawei has sold its telecom switching gear to Canadian telcos for several years and has a telecom research lab in Ottawa, this is the first time Huawei is selling its enterprise lineup in Canada, putting it into competition with networking vendors such as Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks and Hewlett-Packard Co.

Huawei has signed Peterborough, Ont.-based Capella Telecommunications as a Canadian distributor, and is also reportedly working with Synnex and CTDI.

Howard Solomon of IT World Canada spoke with Huawei about its lineup and its plans for the Canadian market; click through to read more: Huawei finally to sell enterprise networking gear in Canada

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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