Founded in 1987, Huawei is an entirely employee-owned private company and a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with a vision to enrich life through communication.
Through the company’s 150,000 employees and dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities across the carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services, which have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.
In 2011, Huawei recorded revenues of USD 32.4 billion , a year-on-year increase of 11.7%. In the first half of 2012, Huawei recorded revenues of USD 16.2 billion , a year-on-year increase of 5.1%. Huawei’s annual report, audited by KPMG, is released every April and is available at: http://www.huawei.com/en/annualreport2011.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei is committed to openness and transparency in all aspects of its business in order to provide stakeholders with a better understanding of the company. Huawei’s 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report is available at: http://www.huawei.com/en/csr2011.
Since 1997, Huawei has worked with world-leading consultancies, such as IBM, Hay Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Accenture to enhance its management capabilities and establish processes and systems driven by customer demand.
Huawei started its transformation into a complete end-to-end ICT solutions provider across its Carrier Network, Enterprise and Consumer businesses in 2011.
- Carrier Network Business: Huawei provides telecommunications operators, including 45 of the world’s top 50, with competitive, end-to-end solutions and services across the fields of fixed broadband, mobile broadband, backbone network, and BSS/OSS. These solutions help operators increase revenue and operational efficiency, better manage bandwidth requirements, and save energy and reduce emissions.
- Enterprise Business: Huawei provides highly efficient ICT solutions and services, including network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), cloud computing and data center, and enterprise information security. Customers are businesses across the public sector, finance, transportation, electric power, energy, commercial businesses, and ISPs (internet service providers).
- Consumer Business: Huawei’s consumer business offers a suite of user-friendly mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices to promote the mobile internet experience for consumers.
Commitment to Innovation
Every Huawei innovation stems from close interaction with its customers to understand their needs and market demands. Huawei annually invests an average of more than 10% of total annual sales revenuesinto R&D and 46%, or 70,000 employees are currently engaged in R&D.
In 2011, Huawei increased its R&D investment to USD 3.76 billion, a year-on-year increase of 34.2%, representing 11.6% of total annual sales revenues. The company also operates a global network of 15 R&D centers and 25 innovation centers jointly operated with customers.
In line with its commitment to protect intellectual property rights, Huawei was the third largest Patent Cooperation Treaty applicant in 2011, according to the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization. As of June 30 2012, Huawei filed a total of 39,209 patent applications in China, 11,314 PCT patent applications, 12,477 patent applications outside of China, and has been granted 26,539 patent licenses.
As an active contributor and leader in over 150 industry standards organizations, Huawei believes that standards are crucial to the industry, as they encourage the innovation necessary to ensure interoperability, technical convergence, and the ability for our customers to scale their business to meet market demands. As of today, over 30,100 proposals have been filed in aggregate, and in the first half of 2012, Huawei filed over 2,100 standards proposals in total.
Business Highlights in 2011
- Built Centers of Expertise (COEs) around the world to integrate competent resources from all locales in order to serve customers more effectively, for example the microwave global competence Centre in Milan, the supply center in Hungary
- Launched GigaSite and U2Net solutions to help carriers accommodate massive amounts of data
- Launched Huawei SmartCare service solution, enabling carriers to precisely manage user experiences
- Helped global customers build 20 cloud computing data centers
- Shipped nearly 150 million devices in 2011, including 55 million mobile phones and nearly 20 million smartphones (30% year-on-year increase)
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