Huawei Technologies is a global leader of telecommunications solutions and today serves 45 of the top 50 telecom operators. In addition to network infrastructure, enterprise business, professional service and software, the company's portfolio also includes mobile terminal equipments such as smartphones and tablets. A third of the world's population uses Huawei products, either directly or indirectly.
With annual sales revenue of 75.1 billion USD in 2016, Huawei ranked 129th on the Global Fortune 500. Following the continuous efforts in raising the brand awareness, Huawei ranked 72nd in the Interbrand’s “Best global brands” and was the first Chinese Mainland company to make it in the list.
The company's philosophy is based on “customer first”: start with the customer, end with the customer. This customer centric innovation is fundamental for Huawei's global recognition.
Headquartered in Shenzhen (China), the company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. Huawei is a wholly privately operated company, which belongs 100 percent to its employees. Huawei is active in more than 170 countries, employing more than 180,000 people. 80,000 of these are engaged in the research and development.