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Year 2016

  • Huawei has supported the stable operations of over 1,500 networks in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population.
  • Huawei has deployed over 60 4.5G networks worldwide. Our WTTx wireless home broadband solution has provided services for more than 30 million households, and we have deployed over 190 mobile backhaul networks in over 100 countries.
  • Huawei has signed more than 170 contracts relating to commercial cloud networks worldwide. Our VoLTE and VoWiFi solutions have been deployed on 110 networks worldwide. The cloud service platform for digital services has attracted over 4,000 partners, and offers over 600,000 units of digital content and applications.
  • Working together with over 500 partners, Huawei has provided cloud computing solutions to customers across more than 130 countries and regions, and delivered over two million virtual machines and 420 cloud data centers.
  • Our Smart City solutions have been in use in more than 100 cities in over 40 countries. Huawei took the lead in drafting nine national standards for smart cities in China, and Huawei's Safe City solutions have served more than 800 million people in over 200 cities across more than 80 countries and regions.
  • In the finance domain, Huawei's omnichannel banking solutions have served more than 300 financial institutions globally, including 6 of the world's top 10 banks. In the energy domain, the Huawei Better Connected Smart Grid Solution has been deployed in 65 countries, serving over 170 customers in the electricity sector. In the transportation domain, we have worked with over 60 industry partners – providing Digital Urban Rail and smart airport solutions for networks comprising over 220,000 km of railways and highways, and more than 15 airports with annual traffic of over 30 million passengers.
  • We shipped 139 million smartphones in 2016, up 29% from 2015, and achieved steady growth for the fifth consecutive year. Huawei's global smartphone market share rose to 11.9%, cementing our ranking as one of the top 3 players globally.

Year 2015

  • In 2015, Huawei remained the top patent applicant for the second year, with 3,898 applications, according to statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • Huawei's LTE networks cover more than 140 capital cities. The company has deployed over 400 LTE commercial networks and more than 180 EPC commercial networks.
  • In the optical transport field, Huawei partnered with a European operator to build the world's first 1T optical transport network (OTN), and collaborated with BT to complete testing for 3 Tbit/s optical transmission on live networks, the fastest speed in the industry.
  • Huawei launched the world's first SDN-based agile IoT solution.
  • Huawei launched Kunlun, the world's first small server with 32 sockets running on the x86 open architecture.
  • In 2015, Huawei shipped more than 100 million smartphones. According to GFK, Huawei ranked No. 3 in 2015 global smartphone market, ranked No. 1 in terms of market share in 2015 Chinese smartphone market.

Year 2014

  • Established 5G technology R&D centers in nine countries.
  • Constructed 186 commercial networks globally using our 400G core routers as of the end of 2014.
  • Built more than 480 data centers as of the end of 2014, among which over 160 were cloud data centers.
  • Ran 45 global training centers,ran more than 20 service operation centers (SOCs) globally.
  • Joined 177 standards and open source organizations, and held 183 key positions.
  • In 2014,Huawei shipped more than 75 million smartphones.

Year 2013

  • We set up the Financial Risk Control Center (FRCC) in London to manage global financial risks and ensure that our financial operations remain efficient, secure, and standard-compliant. Our European Logistics Center was put into official operation in Hungary, covering countries throughout Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • As a major facilitator of 5G projects initiated by the European Union and a founding member of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) in the UK, we released a 5G white paper, proactively constructed a global 5G ecosystem, and carried out joint research in close collaboration with more than 20 universities worldwide. We played an active role in contributing to the development of future wireless technologies, industry standards, and the industry chain.
  • Our commercial 400G router solution was recognized by 49 customers and put into large-scale commercial use. We were the first to launch a 1T router line card for backbone routers, a super-large-capacity 40T WDM prototype, and a new AOSN architecture.
  • We remained the leader in commercial LTE deployment worldwide. Our solutions have been deployed in more than 100 capital cities and nine financial centers.
  • We launched the world’s first service- and user experience-centric agile network architecture, along with the first-of-its-kind agile switch S12700. These offerings are ideal for such new applications as cloud computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), multi-service support, and Big Data.
  • By adhering to a consumer-centric approach and a “Make it Possible” brand proposition, we continued to focus on a quality strategy. Our flagship device, the Ascend P6, achieved extraordinary results in terms of both brand awareness and profit. Historical breakthroughs were made in our smartphone business, and we were ranked among the top three globally. Global brand awareness of our mobile phones saw an annual increase of 110%.

Year 2012

  • Continuously promoted globalized operations, stepped up investments in Europe, invested more in the UK, established a new R&D center in Finland, and set up local boards of directors (BODs) and advisory boards in France and the UK.
  • Contributed 20% of all approved standards applications for 3GPP LTE Core Specifications.
  • Unveiled the industry's first 400G DWDM optical transport system and launched  480G line card that has the industry's largest capacity in the IP field.
  • Partnered with customers in 33 countries in cloud computing and built the world’s largest desktop cloud, which is used by approximately 70,000 employees for work every day.
  • Launched middle-range and high-end flagship smartphones, such as the Ascend P1, Ascend D1 Quad, and Honor, whose sales soared in developed countries.

Year 2011

  • Unveiled the GigaSite and solution U2Net architecture.
  • Build 20 cloud computing data centers.
  • Shipped approximately 20 million smartphones.
  • Acquired Symantec's shares in Huawei Symantec at US$530 million.
  • Established the 2012 Laboratories.
  • Launched the HUAWEI SmartCare service solution.
  • Received six top LTE awards.

Year 2010

  • Deployed over 80 SingleRAN networks among which 28 were commercial LTE/EPC networks
  • Established its Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in the UK
  • Signed a Voluntary Green Agreement with the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
  • Joined the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development
  • Awarded the"2010 Corporate Use of Innovation Award" by The Economist

Year 2009

  • Ranks No.2 in global market share of radio access equipment
  • Successfully delivers the world' s first LTE/EPC commercial network for TeliaSonera in Oslo Norway
  • Launches the world' s first end-to-end 100G solution from routers to transmission system
  • Receives "2009 Corporate Award" from IEEE Standards Association(IEEE-SA)
  • Receives the Financial Times' Arcelor Mittal Boldness in Business award for performance in and contribution to emerging markets and ranks the fifth most innovative company in the world by Fast Company
  • Achieves a year-on-year decrease of more than 20% in resource consumption by Huawei's main products; deploys over 3,000 sites powered by alternative energies around the world

Year 2008

  • Recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the world' s most influential companies
  • Ranks No. 3 by Informa in terms of worldwide market share in mobile network equipment
  • First large scale commercial deployment of UMTS/HSPA in North America, for TELUS and Bell Canada
  • Ranks No. 1 by ABI in mobile broadband devices having shipped over 20 million units
  • Largest applicant under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), with 1,737 applications published in 2008; accounts for 10% of LTE patents worldwide

Year 2007

  • Establishes joint venture with Symantec, to develop storage and security appliances
  • Establishes joint venture with Global Marine, to provide end-to-end submarine network solutions
  • A partner to all the top operators in Europe at the end of 2007
  • Won 2007 Global Supplier Award by Vodafone. Was the only network equipment supplier to be awarded this specific accolade
  • Unveils its ALL IP FMC solutions strategy designed to leverage distinct benefits for telecom carriers, from TCO savings to reduced energy consumption

Year 2006

  • Divests 49 percent stake in H3C for USD880 million
  • Establishes Shanghai-based joint R&D Center with Motorola to develop UMTS technologies
  • Introduced new visual identity (VI). The new VI reflects our principles of customer-focus, innovation, steady and sustainable growth, and harmony.

Year 2005

  • International contract orders exceed domestic sales for the first time
  • Selects as a preferred telecoms equipment supplier and signs Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone,
  • Selects as a preferred 21Century Network (21CN) supplier by British Telecom (BT) to provide multi-service network access (MSAN) components and optical transmission equipment

Year 2004

  • Establishes joint venture with Siemens to develop TD-SCDMA solutions
  • Achieves first significant contract win in Europe valued at over USD25 million with Dutch operator, Telfort

Year 2003

  • Establishes joint venture with 3Com focusing on enterprise data networking solutions

Year 2002

  • International market sales reaches USD552 million

Year 2001

  • Divests non-core subsidiary Avansys to Emerson for USD750 million
  • Establishes four R&D centers in the United States
  • Joins International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Year 2000

  • Establishes R&D center in Stockholm, Sweden
  • USD100 million generates from international markets

Year 1999

  • Establishes R&D centre in Bangalore, India, which achieves CMM level-4 accreditation in Year 2001 and CMM level-5 accreditation in Year 2003

Year 1997

  • Launches wireless GSM-based solutions
  • Expands into metropolitan areas of China in Year 1998

Year 1995

  • Generates sales of RMB1.5 billion in Year 1995, mainly derived from rural markets in China

Year 1992

  • Initiates R&D and launches rural digital switching solution

Year 1990

  • Embarks on independent research and commercialization of PBX technologies targeting hotels and small enterprises

Year 1987

  • Establishes in Shenzhen with as sales agent for Hong Kong company producing Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switches