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Standards & Contributions

Huawei considers industry standardization vital to our market access, patent defense, brand image, solution interoperability, R&D efforts, and multilateral cooperation efforts. We are always looking to build a healthy ecosystem, better explore the market with peers, and contribute to domestic and international standards organizations.

Huawei has established group-level organizations specialized in industrial standard R&D, supplemented by units focused on standards in each business group. With a team of over 400 experts, Huawei has been making continual progress in high-level R&D efforts in this area. 

By December 31, 2014, Huawei was a member of 177 standards and open source organizations and held 183 key positions. We served as a board member of IEEE-SA, ETSI, WFA, TMF, OneM2M, OMA, OASIS, and CCSA, among many others. We were actively involved in 3GPP and IETF, holding several leadership positions, and played a major role in initiating key projects. Huawei submitted more than 4,800 standards proposals in 2014. By the end of 2014, we had filed 48,719 patent applications in China and 23,917 outside of China, with 38,825 granted.

Standards & Patents

OTN Standards

Huawei is leading the way in OTN standard development for the ITU-T, and building a sound basis for OTN physical layer development. Huawei has been consistently improving the multi-service bearing capability of OTN, enabling flexible and economic network deployment.

Radio Communication Standards

Huawei owns 2,137 basic patents in radio communications, among which 865 relate to LTE/EPC (15% of the total), 778 relate to UMTS (6%), 145 relate to GSM (2%).

Fixed Network Standards

Huawei’s Fixed Network Business Unit (BU) is a member of eight primary standards organizations, where Huawei holds 24 high-end positions (working group chair and higher) and more than 100 editors.

Carrier Software & Core Network Standards

From 2010 to 2012, Huawei has made continual contributions to various Frameworx elements, including business process framework (eTOM), information framework (SID), and application framework (TAM).