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Huawei Europe Fact Sheet


Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Since it established its operations in Europe in 2000, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields through its dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships. Huawei offers the most complete telecom product portfolio in the industry to operators in Europe and worldwide, covering wireless network, broadband network, core network, transmission network, data communication, value-added services, terminals and services. Huawei has close cooperations with operators all over Europe, including British Telecom (BT), Deutsche Telekom (DT), Vodafone, France Telecom/Orange (FT), Telefónica O2, Telecom Italia, Swisscom, Telenor, TeliaSonera and KPN, to name just a few. So far, Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed extensively throughout Europe.

In 2011, Huawei Europe’s sales revenue exceeded 3.75 billion USD, with a year-on-year increase of 26%.

In the middle of 2012, Huawei has over 7,300 staff based in Europe, more than 780 of them are in R&D.

Localization for Sustainable Development

Customer-centric innovation and building a strong local presence are essential to Huawei delivering customer value. Localization is also key strategy to sustaining Huawei’s development. Huawei has established extensive operations across Europe to meet its customers’ needs, including R&D, marketing, sales, distribution and service networks:

2 Regional offices: Düsseldorf for Western Europe; Warsaw for Central and Eastern Europe & Nordic Europe

41 legal entities to cover local business and keep close to customers

10 R&D centers throughout Europe:

  • Stockholm: Mobile system design, Algorithm/IRF design, Chipset design
  • Gothenburg: Microwave , base station
  • Lund: Terminal chipset design
  • Berlin:Standard
  • Munich:MBB Solution, Antenna ,Software Platform, Optical, Future Network Research
  • Milan:Microwave, Optoelectronics
  • Brussels: Carrier Software
  • Ipswich: Optoelectronics
  • Nuremburg: Energy
  • Paris: Standard

Joint Innovation Centers:

Huawei has set up joint innovation centers and cooperated with leading operators in researching cutting-edge technologies, standards, and customer needs, which enables Huawei to offer innovative solutions for customers.

Well-established service platform:

  • 2 Technical Assistance Centers with 7x24 Guarantee service (UK, Romania)
  • 9 Training Centers:France, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Poland and Czech Republic
  • 4 Network Operation Centers: Romania, Spain, Switzerland,Italy
  • 2 Logistic Centers :Netherlands-Amsterdam, Hungary-Budapest
  • 2 Outsourcing Factories: Hungary-Pecs, Hungary- Komarom
  • 2 Regional Spare Parts Centers, 41 country-level Spare Parts Centers and 90 field service lications
  • Multi-languages call centers covering various European countries
  • Over 320 certified service partners, more than 6700 qualified engineers from partners

Creating Value for Customers in Europe

Latest Market Progress in 2012

  • July 2012, Huawei have successfully delivered the Giga DSL prototype to Swisscom in the frame of their Next Generation Access Strategy. Swisscom presented the ultra high speed with Huawei Giga DSL prototype demo, in Riggisberg to show that in addition to FTTH, also other fiber-based technologies have great potential to meet the requirements of broadband users for the future.
  • July 2012, Huawei’s cloud storage system has passed the performance test of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is the world's largest particle physics laboratory. The CERN data centre, also known as the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) Tier-0, is at the core of a global computing resource which enables the storage and analysis of more than 20 PB of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data per year.
  • July 2012, KPN made an agreement with Huawei for a business transformation program which will replace multiple legacy IT BSS systems, with a single next generation converged BSS (Business Supporting System) solution for the retail - and wholesale markets in the Netherlands. Huawei will support KPN, as proven within the KPN Group, to help ensure this IT- and business transformation program is a success.
  • June 2012, For the further expansion, operation, and maintenance of its mobile and fixed networks, Sunrise has selected Huawei as a new technology partner. With its new partner Huawei, Sunrise will substantially modernize and expand the entire mobile and fixed network infrastructure.
  • June, 2012, Huawei and KPN International completed the world's first pan-European 400G field trial successfully. The OTN-based 400G network spans 540 km between Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Dusseldorf (Germany) and vice versa. There is ample margin in the system, confirmed by adding 300km in the end terminal station. The successful trial of 400G long-haul transmission on a live network marks a major leap forward for 400G, which is no longer confined to the laboratory.

Key market cooperation from 2009 to 2011

  • Huawei won the world's first LTE commercial contract with TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway, realizing the first live LTE mobile broadband connection in June. In Dec. 2009, this commercial LTE network was successfully deployed.
  • TeliaSonera also selected Huawei as a provider to expand its 2G, 3G and 4G network in Norway and separately awarded a contract to build Europe's first SDR-enabled commercial GSM/UMTS SingleRAN network in Finland.
  • Vodafone selected Huawei as one of the two LTE technology partners to upgrade all base stations in Germany to LTE – the next generation mobile communications technology.
  • Net4Mobility, the joint venture by Tele2 and Telenor selected Huawei to supply infrastructure and modems for next generation mobile communications, 4G, in Sweden.
  • Telenor selected Huawei as the sole supplier for its Radio Access Network - including GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies in Norway.
  • Belgacom awarded Huawei a contract to update its entire radio access network using the innovative and industry-leading SingleRAN solution across Belgium.
  • Jazztel expanded and renovated its network with Huawei and awarded Huawei an outsourcing contract for the management of its network.
  • ONO renovated its voice core network infrastructure with Huawei equipment and outsourced the management of this area of the network in order to improve efficiency.
  • BT fuelled its super-fast broadband deployment by strengthening its strategic partnership with Huawei.
  • Huawei’s FTTx solutions have been deployed for big operators, including Telefónica, FT/Orange, TI, BT, DT and PT. Huawei is the biggest supplier of FTTx products in EMEA market.
  • Optimus, an integrated telecommunications operator of Sonaecom, successfully deployed an All-IP FMC (fixed and mobile convergence)-enabled IP/MPLS backbone network with Huawei’s solution that provides richer and faster fixed and mobile services in Portugal.
  • Telefónica successfully completed a 100G long-haul transmission field trial with Huawei in Spain that covered a distance of more than 1000km without electrical regeneration.
  • In May 2011 Everything Everywhere, the UK's largest communication company, signed a contract with Huawei to enhance its 2G network, which will result in one of the most advanced, high-quality 2G networks in the UK.

Indutrial Recognition

In these years, Huawei Europe has been recognized by the industry and operatros in Europe for its achievements, such as:

  • June 2012, Huaweiwas named as the sole winner of the Best Optical Equipment Product – OTN award. This honor was bestowed at the Next Generation Optical Awards program launched by the Institute for International Research (IIR) at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking event in Monaco. The award marks the fourth time that the Huawei OTN solution won a top international award.
  • May 2012, Huawei received the Solution Excellence award for its Value Growth Solution (VGS) at the TM Forum in Dublin.Huawei's Value Growth Solution (VGS) is a monetization and optimization engine for mobile broadband that focuses on traffic management and improves user experience, network efficiency, and revenue.
  • April 2012, Huaweiwon a Certificate of Merit in the "Best in Class Site Design" Beauty Contest organized by Deutsche Telekom (DT)with excellent site solution designs. This assignment demonstrates Huawei's new position as one of the industry-leading site solution suppliers.
  • At 2011’s Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards (GTB), Huawei was honoured for its collaboration with both Aero2 and Vodafone in its advancement of LTE commercial networks in the ‘Wireless network infrastructure innovation’ category. Huawei was also awarded in the ‘Business service innovation’ category for its performance in KPNI’s ‘International Service Platform’ project.
  • 2011: Huawei won two awards in recognition of its achievements in LTE commercialization and product solutions at the LTE World Summit 2011, namely "Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor" and "Best LTE Network Elements."
  • 2010: BT awarded Huawei the Best in Class 21cn Solution Maturity, Value, Service & Innovation accolade.
  • 2010: Received The Economist Innovation Award: Corporate use of innovation.
  • 2010: Huawei's Femtocell-enabled Home Media Centre won the "Residential Femtocell Access Point Design and Technology Innovation Award" at the 2010 Femtocell World Summit in London.
  • 2010: Huawei received the "Messaging Application: Consumer" award for its Mobile Newspaper Service (MNS) at the 2010 Global Messaging award ceremony, hosted by Informa Telecoms & Media.
  • 2010: Huawei received three accolades at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards: "Green base station innovation", "Wholesale network innovation" and "Consumer voting innovation" with Vodafone, BT and TalkTalk respectively.
  • 2010: Huawei won two top awards at the LTE World Summit 2010 in Holland. These awards include "Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor" and "Best Contribution to Research & Development for LTE."
  • 2010: Huawei’s NG-BSS (Next Generation Business Support System) solution won the "Solution Excellence Award" at the 2010 TM Forum Management World event in Nice.
  • 2010: The World Vendor Awards honored Huawei with the "Outstanding vendor of the year" award; Huawei was also highly commended in the "Technology Foresight" category.

Corporate and Social Responsibility

As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei is not only focusing on consistently creating maximum value for its customers but also fulfill many social responsibilties in bridging digital divide, fair operation, environment, innovation and education, ect.

Through its innovative ICT solution, digital infrastructure and knowledges, Huawei helps bridge digital divide, realize digital agenda and promote the development of digital society in Europe. Being an integrated part of the European business ecosystem, Huawei is committed to fair, ethical, and long-term engagement with Europe and European businesses. In the field of the environment, as a member of CSR Europe, Huawei actively promotes the sustainable development of the industry and is committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, managing raw materials, overseeing the supply chain to control the environmental impact of equipment during manufacturing and transportation. To promote ICT innovation and education, Huawei is also building collaboration with European government on ICT R&D and donating to Universities. In the network security compliance, Huawei understands the sensitivity of the industry, the vulnerability of advanced technology, as well as the essentiality of critical information and infrastructure security to national security. Huawei has never done harm to any countries and steal any countries’ information, corporate business secrets and IPR. Huawei will never support and tolerate such similar behavior, and never accept any instigation to engage in such activities.

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