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Standards & Contributions

Standardization and industry development are part of Huawei's strategic priorities. Huawei is committed to protecting market access, building a global brand, supporting interconnectivity and interoperability, increasing R&D quality, and expanding industry scale. The company's goal is to become a key contributor to ICT standardization and industry development, and share market benefits with industry partners by creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem.

To attain this goal, Huawei has established a corporate-level Standardization & Industry Dept, and set up the Standards & Patents Dept and industry development workgroups in all business units. A team of over 450 full-time standard and industry experts – with rich technical know-how – is playing a key role in driving standardization and industry development.

By December 31, 2014, Huawei was a member of 177 standard and open source organizations, and held 183 key positions, and serves as a board member in many organizations, including IEEE-SA, ETSI, WFA, TMF, OneM2M, OMA, OASIS, and CCSA. Huawei also actively involved in 3GPP and IETF, holding several leadership positions and playing a major role in initiating key projects. In 2014, Huawei submitted more than 4,800 standards proposals. By December 31, 2014, Huawei had filed 48,719 patent applications in China and 23,917 outside of China, with 38,825 granted. Among these patents, over 90% are invention patents. In addition, Huawei has formed industry alliances in areas such as ETSI ISG mWT, SDN, eLTE, disaster recovery, and the Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA).

Standards & Patents

Wireless Networks

Huawei is a core contributor to 3GPP, ranking first in overall strength and influence. It is also a core contributor to LTE and LTE-A standards, a leader in LTE 4.5G, a core member of GTI, and a key driver of the TDD industry. Huawei is currently playing a leading role in defining the vision and requirements of 5G. As an industry leader, the company has also invented new air interface technologies for 5G.

Fixed Networks

As a major player in standardizing emerging network technologies such as SDN, Huawei has submitted the most NFV proposals to ETSI, and holds more key positions than any other vendor. Its IP technology standards lead the world, and the company has played a key role in standardizing transport and access technologies. Huawei also has major roles in SDN, ETSI ISG mWT, and ONOS.


As a leader in cloud and storage standardization, Huawei holds over 20 key positions in international standards organizations. It is also a main player in the O&M industry. As a founder of the Disaster Recovery Technology Alliance, it has helped standardize related technologies for the finance industry. It is also a key player in open source organizations such as OpenStack, Linux Foundation, and Linaro.


Huawei is a leader in the standardization of 3GPP's device technologies. It has identified and defined key new scenarios and requirements for 5G devices, and leads the development of Wi-Fi technologies as well as industry development. Huawei is also a key enabler in vertical industries such as eSIM, mobile payments, and wearables. It is a founder and major participant of the open source IoT organization LiteOS.