Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Interview: Dolite aims brand image increasing

July 27,2010, After nearly 8 years operating, Dolite changed her Chinese name this month. The old name has the city name Zhangjiagang, but the new name has the province name Jiangsu. According to Mr. Wang,xuan, CEO of Dolite, the name change is a try to break up developing limit, to increase brand image and influence on the market.

Focusing on transceiver and active assembly products, Dolite was founded in November of 2002, just in the difficult times of total optical component industry. It is a surprise to see that Dolite can survive in the cruel competition of those years. But in the past 8 years, the low profile Dolite seldom gave us any other surprises. Not many people know this transceiver company located in Zhangjianggang, a small city near Suzhou.

"The name change is the result of our new strategy on stepped-up transformation and innovation. With the continuous improvement of our managing system, R&D resource, risk-preventing ability, the name change will definitely increase our core competence. “Said Mr. Wang,xuan.

Up to today, Dolite's product line includes TOSA, ROSA, BOSA, TROSA assembly, low speed 1x9, SFF, SFP transceiver. Their next target is 10G transceiver and PON transceiver. Dolite develops their own measuring lab, reliability test facility inside company, they also cooperated with Xi'an telecommunication university’s optical communication team. "We already have some market share, now we want to carry on some vertical integration, develop more new products, based on our current market share. At the same time, we would like to cooperate with customers, other transceiver companies to develop new market. " States by Mr. Wang Xuan.

According to Mr. Wang Xuan, Dolite's target is to make Dolite the first class fiber optics component supplier around the world. "We have a very good team, both on managing and on R&D. This gives us confidence to fulfill this aim. "Wang Xuan told us.

Dolite now has a capability to produce 500K OSA assembly and 100K transceiver, with a revenue 80 million Yuan each year.

Huawei's Ren appears on TV

July 22,2010, The always low-profile founder and boss of Huawei, Mr. Ren,zhengfei appears on TV, this is the topic of a blog article on Netease. According to the author, Ren appeared in a CCTV(China central TV) news about the round table meeting of China's Premier minister Wen,jiabao, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting Xi'an China, and entrepreneurs from both countries. The blog writter described Ren very unaccustomed through the lens of news reporters. Not like others who are busy on writing notes or listening carefully, Ren sat there cross-legged absent-mindedly.

About the deal between Nokia Siemens and Motorola, there are also many discussions. A blog on Netease compared Motorola with Nortel and predicted that Motorola must have another sell in the future. Another blog on Sina praised Motorola to make a good choice. Surrounded by competitors, Motorola can't succeed on both LTE and WiMAX. On the contrary, mobile device business has much bigger market for Motorola. For Nokia Siemens, a blog on Sohu judges that Motorola wireless network business another burden of Nokia Siemens. Some people also connect the recent Motorola suit with Huawei with the Nokia Siemens deal. They think that to keep patent asset in Motorola is just for this suit. It is Nokia Siemens's strategy that to delay Huawei's advancement in North America.

Dimension:a fiber interferometer manufacturer's ideal

July 8,2010, Shenzhen, There are not many fiber optics instrument manufacturers in mainland China, Dimension(www.weidujs.com/en) is one of them.

Founded in May of 2007 in Shenzhen, Dimension offers a wide category of fiber optic products includes Sana fiber end face interferometer, Easyget Fiber enface inspector, Offsoon Fiber Cleaning machine and cleaning gun, 106 & 206 Fiber fault locator. The appearance of Dimension covers a long neglected area in China's fiber optics industry.

"Although our company is not big, we have some technology even advanced around the world." Miss Yan of Dimension told us during a recent customer visit. "All our products are developed by ourselves, we have several patens on fiber end face interferometers. Our manual adjusted end face interferometer is the first in mainland China with very high stability and repeating performance." Miss Yan continued.

According to Yan, Dimension's advantage is her very high performance-price ratio which is incomparable for their foreign competitors. Beside that, the technology support is also their main advantage. "The key of interferometer is its software system, the test, upgrade and maintain of the software are very important. With a national wide technology support network, Dimension can provide their customers fastest support. "

Talking about Dimension's mission, Miss Yan told us:"We are not a company for those kind of quick money. Fiber interferometer is a long live product, Dimension also want to be a long live company. Up to now, we have Sunstar, Yiyuantong, HG Genune etc. many famous fiber optics companies as our customers. In Shenzhen market, we have more than 80% market share, our products also entered Japan and US, Europe market through our distributors. "

On Dimension's website, the company listed a series of new products they developed in the past. Not many Chinese companies can have such an achievement. In this year's CIOE, Dimension will announce several other new products.

Anti dumping, Huawei in Russia

July 8,2010, The anti-dumping investigation by EU on Huawei/ZTE's data card aroused many discussions in telecom BBS of China. On C114, somebody said that Option is jealous; somebody said that is trade protectionism; somebody suggested Huawei and ZTE should make some adjustments; A netizen gave his analysis. Huawei's data card is good on both quality and customized function. Even as Option's largest shareholder, T-mobile also purchased these cards from Huawei. Option once suggested Huawei to share the Europe market, but was denied by Huawei.
The EU recently began the investigation into the import of Chinese-made modems, a market worth more than US$4 billion, based on a grievance filed by Belgium-based Option. In the European market, Option, Sierra Wireless and Novatel Wireless had been the top suppliers of wireless data cards until Huawei and ZTE won orders increasingly more orders from the main mobile telecom carriers, including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, Telefonica and O2, according to China-based media 21st Century Business Herald. Huawei and ZTE are estimated to have attained a combined share of 70-80% of the European 3G data card market, the sources noted.

There is no all good comments for Huawei. On Sohu, an author described Huawei Russia branch's status quo in a satirical tone. “Some managers are busy to have 2nd and 3rd child, some are busy on changing wife. Others are busy on improving personal life quality, having personal secretary, luxury car. There is also inside struggle in this brunch, the duplicate position let many employees not want to work. There is still half market waited to be developed, but nobody has interest on that.” Some responses to this article are interesting. Somebody said that "Big company always has this kind of things. " Another one said that maybe caused by Russia's special culture.

Forget Huawei, let us look at China Telecom. On Neteasy, a self claimed China Telecom employee gave his detailed salary information. According to him, as an usual employee in China telecom, his earning every year is between 60K Yuan to 75K Yuan (8K-10K USD). This number is a very good number in today's China. But some netizens doubt if he can earn so much. They said that China Telecom's employee can only earn 30K to 50K Yuan every year.