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).