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Together we can bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world
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Who is Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. Through the Union of Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd., we implement an Employee Shareholding Scheme involving 104,572 employees. Only Huawei employees are eligible to participate. No government agency or outside organization holds shares in Huawei.

Huawei has a robust corporate governance system. Shareholding employees elect 115 representatives to form our Representatives’ Commission. This Commission then elects the Chairman of the Board and the remaining 16 board directors. The Board of Directors elects four deputy chairs and three executive directors. Three deputy chairs take turns serving as the company’s rotating chairman.

The rotating chairman leads the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee while in office. The board exercises decision-making authority for corporate strategy and operations management, and is the highest body responsible for corporate strategy, operations management, and customer satisfaction.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Board chairs the Representatives’ Commission. As Huawei’s highest decision-making body, the Commission makes decisions on major company matters, like profit distribution, capital increases, and the elections of members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board.

Externally, we rely on our customers and partners. Customers are at the center of everything we do, and we create value for them with innovative products. Internally, we rely on our hard-working and dedicated employees. At Huawei, those who contribute more get more.

We work with stakeholders including suppliers, partners, industry organizations, open source communities, standards organizations, universities, and research institutes all over the world to cultivate a broader ecosystem that thrives on shared success. In this way we can help drive advancements in technology and grow the industry as a whole.

We create local employment opportunities, pay taxes, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. We also help local industries go digital, and openly engage with governments and the media.

What We Offer the World

We create value for our customers

We ensure secure and stable network operations

We promote industry development

We enable sustainable development

Research & Innovation

Looking to the future, Huawei’s innovation will transition as we move from an Innovation 1.0 era to an Innovation 2.0 era. In Innovation 1.0, we have focused on innovations in technology, engineering, products, and solutions to address customer needs. In Innovation 2.0, driven by our vision, we will expand our efforts to seek breakthroughs in basic theories and develop new basic technologies.
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  • >10%

    Percentage of annual sales re-invested into R&D

  • 96,000+

    Employees in R&D (49% of total workforce)

  • ¥131.7 bn

    R&D expenditure in 2019

  • ¥600+ bn

    R&D over the past decade

  • 85,000+

    Active patents as of December 31, 2019

  • 15,000

    Employees engaged in basic research

Core Values

Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success

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    Ecosystem and Industry Development: Our Principles

    Huawei’s goal is to foster a fertile business environment that spans the entire globe, while remaining close to our ecosystem partners. Huawei itself focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices, and through open innovation, we will help build a welcoming and robust industry for all. Our ecosystem will be digital, intelligent, and localized, and it will provide a healthy space for our partners’ content and applications to develop. Together, we provide customers with a broad range of specialized solutions and services.

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    Key Progress and Industry Contributions

    In 2019, we continued to work hard to earn the trust and support of many industry organizations and partners, with whom we joined forces to maintain a fair, just, and open industry environment. International organizations including 3GPP, GSMA, ETSI, IEEE, IETF, the Linux Foundation, Apache, and TMF, have issued public statements in support of inclusivity for all members in public industry activities, including Huawei, insofar as the law permits. Together, we can do more for the industry.

Milestones

  • 2019

    35 carriers around the world that launched commercial 5G services implemented Huawei's B.E.S.T. Network solution for 5G. Huawei and Honor smartphones together occupied 17.6% of the global market share, meaning we maintained our position as the world's second-biggest smartphone brand (data from IDC). We also held the largest market share in 5G smartphones (data from Strategy Analytics). Over 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies – 58 of which are Fortune 100 companies – partnered with Huawei on digital transformation. HUAWEI CLOUD offered more than 200 cloud services and 190 solutions, while over 3 milspanon enterprise users and developers were developing products and solutions with HUAWEI CLOUD. Huawei launched the Arm-based CPU, the Kunpeng 920, and the TaiShan series servers and cloud services powered by the Kunpeng 920. Huawei launched the AI-Native database, GaussDB, and the industry's highest-performance distributed storage, FusionStorage 8.0. Huawei announced its computing strategy to usher in an age of exploration for the computing industry. We launched the world's most powerful AI processor – the Ascend 910 – as well as an all-scenario AI computing framework, MindSpore. We also launched Atlas 900, the world's fastest AI training cluster, and HUAWEI CLOUD Ascend-based cluster services. Huawei revealed its Intelspangent OptiX Network strategy, aiming to work with upstream and downstream partners to redefine the optical network industry. Huawei launched its intelspangent, distributed, next-generation operating system, HarmonyOS, which can run on multiple devices. HarmonyOS despanvers a seamless experience to consumers across devices, and meets new requirements for operating systems in the all-scenario, intelspangent era. Huawei opened HMS to developers around the world, allowing them to quickly and conveniently access the HMS ecosystem for app innovation and ecosystem resource sharing. HMS Core integrated over 55,000 apps worldwide. AppGallery was available in more than 170 countries and regions, attracting over 400 milspanon monthly active users. The number of apps offered in the AppGallery continued to grow.

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  • 2018

    Surpassed US$100 bilspanon in annual revenue for the first time. Huawei's annual smartphone shipments (including Honor phones) exceeded 200 milspanon units, cementing the company's position as one of the top 3 players globally. 211 of the Fortune Global 500 companies – 48 of which are Fortune 100 companies – chose Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. Huawei's 5G microwave started seeing large-scale commercial deployment. Huawei unveiled its Ascend series of chips – the world's first AI chip series designed for a full range of scenarios – and new products and cloud services powered by these chips. Huawei released its AI strategy and full-stack, all-scenario AI portfospano, and combined the AI portfospano with all-cloud network architecture to help build autonomous driving networks. Huawei released the next generation of AI chip for smartphones, the Kirin 980. Huawei presented an award to Dr. Erdal Arikan, the father of polar codes, in recognition of his dedication to basic research and exploration. Huawei launched a full range of end-to-end 5G products and solutions, developed based on 3GPP standards.

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  • 2017

    Carrier business: Moving from the investment-driven to value-driven network construction model Internet of Things (IoT): We continued to advance our IoT strategy. Our NB-IoT technology has become increasingly mature, with over 500,000 base stations deployed around the world and more than 10 milspanon commercial connections. We worked with over 1,000 ecosystem partners to build the ecosystem, ushering in a golden age for IoT development. All-Cloud: We continued to advance our All-Cloud strategy. Huawei has signed over 350 NFV and 380 SDN commercial contracts around the world and deployed more than 30 CloudAIR commercial networks with wireless air interfaces. These actions are leading efforts to make All-Cloud networks a reaspanty. 5G: We conducted 5G precommercial tests with over 30 leading carriers in more than 10 cities around the world. The performance of our networks far exceeded the requirements set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Enterprise business: Enabspanng digital transformation across all industries We continued to enhance product and solution innovations in cloud, big data, campus networks, data centers, IoT, and other domains. We also worked to promote the extensive appspancation of our innovative products and solutions in smart city and safe city projects, as well as in the finance, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and other sectors. We worked to build open, flexible, and secure ICT infrastructure platforms that promote greater synergy between devices, networks, and the cloud. These are the platforms for customer and partner platforms. We are also determined to build symbiotic relationships with our ecosystem partners founded on shared success, and aim to cultivate a fertile environment in which a robust ecosystem will grow and sustainable development is possible. Currently, 197 Fortune Global 500 companies – 45 of which are Fortune 100 companies – have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. Consumer business: Building a world-class smart device brand A synergy was created between our Huawei and Honor brands and both saw a steady rise in consumer loyalty, leading to rapid growth in the market. In 2017, Huawei shipped a total of 153 milspanon smartphones (including Honor phones), securing more than 10% of the global market share. We are firmly positioned among the top three phone makers in the world and remain the market leader in China. We released the HUAWEI Mate 10 – the first smartphone with an embedded artificial intelspangence (AI) chipset. With this groundbreaking device, we have unleashed the power of AI to bring our consumers a smartphone that’s truly smart. Our global brand awareness increased from 81% in 2016 to 86% in 2017. The number of consumers considering a Huawei device in non-Chinese markets saw a year-on-year increase of 100%, which put Huawei among the top three global vendors in this category for the first time. Huawei Cloud: Building open, trustworthy cloud platforms  In 2017, Huawei set up a Cloud Business Unit (BU). At the end of 2017, Huawei’s cloud service portfospano consisted of 99 services across 14 major categories. In addition, we have launched over 50 solutions for manufacturing, healthcare, e-commerce, connected vehicle, SAP, HPC, and IoT appspancations.  We officially launched the Enterprise Intelspangence (EI) platform. This platform combines Huawei’s years of AI expertise and best practices in AI with enterprise appspancation scenarios to despanver a one-stop AI platform as services to our enterprise customers.  We continued to build an open, collaborative cloud ecosystem that will thrive on shared success. The total number of our cloud service partners has exceeded 2,000, including four partners with which we have developed a symbiotic relationship.

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  • 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 milspanon 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 appspancations. Working together with over 500 partners, Huawei has provided cloud computing solutions to customers across more than 130 countries and regions, and despanvered over two milspanon 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 milspanon 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 milspanon passengers. We shipped 139 milspanon 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.

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  • 2015

    In 2015, Huawei remained the top patent appspancant for the second year, with 3,898 appspancations, 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 spanve 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 milspanon 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.

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  • 2014

    Estabspanshed 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 milspanon smartphones.

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  • 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-compspanant. 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 facispantator 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 spanne 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 appspancations 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 quaspanty 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%.

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  • 2012

    Continuously promoted globaspanzed operations, stepped up investments in Europe, invested more in the UK, estabspanshed 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 appspancations for 3GPP LTE Core Specifications. Unveiled the industry's first 400G DWDM optical transport system and launched  480G spanne 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.

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  • 2011

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

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  • 2010

    Deployed over 80 SingleRAN networks among which 28 were commercial LTE/EPC networks Estabspanshed 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

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  • 2009

    Ranks No.2 in global market share of radio access equipment Successfully despanvers the world' s first LTE/EPC commercial network for TespanaSonera 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 2003

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

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  • 2002

    International market sales reaches USD552 million

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  • 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)

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  • 2000

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

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  • 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

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  • 1997

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

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  • 1995

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

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  • 1992

    Initiates R&D and launches rural digital switching solution

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  • 1990

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

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  • 1987

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

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Quality Policy

  • Always keep in mind that quality is the foundation of Huawei’s survival, and the reason for the customer to choose Huawei.
  • We communicate customers’ requirements and expectations to the entire value chain of Huawei accurately, to build quality together.
  • We respect rules and processes and do things right the first time. We fulfill potential of employees around the globe for continuous improvement.
  • We work with customers to balance opportunities and risks, quickly responding to their needs and achieving sustainable growth.
  • We undertake to provide customers quality-assured products, services, and solutions and consistently enable customers to experience our commitment in creating value for each of them.
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