The Ugandan government ordered a probe into the national fiber optic project currently being developed by China’s Huawei

China’s Huawei Technologies, third-largest smartphone vendor globally, on Tuesday said it shipped 60.5 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2016, a 25% rise from a year before.

Shenzhen-based Huawei, which competes with the likes of Samsung Electronics Corp. and Apple Inc., reported a 41% increase in its consumer business group revenue to $11.6 billion thanks to strong sales of high-end smartphones, the company said in a statement.

“We saw particularly fast growth in traditionally high-end smartphone markets such as Europe and emerging markets including North Africa, Central Asia and Latin America,” Huawei’s head of consumer business Richard Yu said in a statement.