Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have 207,000 employees and operate in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Total R&D investment over the last decade now exceeds CNY977.3 billion
In 2022, our total R&D spending was CNY161.5 billion, representing 25.1% of total revenue
At the end of 2022, 114,000+ employees, or 55.4% of our workforce, worked in R&D
By the end of 2022, Huawei held a total of 120,000+ active patents
Huawei released the GUIDE business blueprint and the "Lighting up the 5.5G Era" initiative. We developed more than 100 scenario-based solutions and multiple business units for specific industries, including the Mine BU , Smart Road, Waterway & Port BU, Government Public Services Digitalization BU, Electric Power Digitalization BU, Digital Finance BU, and Aviation & Rail BU. HarmonyOS 3 was launched. Huawei Cloud was deployed in 29 Regions around the world. Huawei Digital Power helped customers generate 695.1 billion kWh of green power and save 19.5 billion kWh of electricity. These efforts have offset 340 million tons of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to planting 470 million trees. The Kunpeng and Ascend ecosystems brought together more than 5,200 partners and 3.1 million developers to offer over 14,000 certified solutions. The Chaspark Technology Website went live for experts across the world to collaborate on. The website attracted more than 120,000 authenticated users from across multiple academic fields. Huawei's TECH4ALL education projects benefited over 600 schools and more than 220,000 people, including K–12 students and teachers, unemployed youths, and senior citizens. Huawei joined ITU's Partner2Connect digital alliance, pledging to connect 120 million people in remote areas across more than 80 countries by 2025.
Huawei had signed more than 3,000 commercial contracts for industrial 5G applications by the end of the year. Over 700 cities and 267 Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide had chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation by the end of the year, along with over 30,000 partners in the government and enterprise market, which included over 20,000 sales partners, 1,800 solution partners, 6,200 service and operation partners, and 2,000 talent alliances. Large-scale replication of 5GtoB solutions flourished through more than 3,000 digital transformation projects in eight industries. Huawei Cloud and its partners operated 65 availability zones worldwide, covering more than 170 countries and regions. Huawei Digital Power helped customers generate 482.9 billion kWh of green power and save about 14.2 billion kWh of electricity. These efforts have resulted in a reduction of nearly 230 million tons in CO2 emissions, equivalent to planting 320 million trees. HarmonyOS was deployed on more than 220 million Huawei devices, with over 730 million monthly active users, making it the world's fastest-growing mobile device operating system. HMS Core 6 was also launched, containing 69 kits (including 13 kits with cross-OS capabilities) and 21,738 APIs in seven domains (Graphics, Media, AI, etc.). By the end of the year, more than 5.4 million developers worldwide had joined Huawei's developer alliance, and over 187,000 apps have been integrated with HMS Core, 147% more than in 2020. More than 300 companies up and down the value chain became new partners of Huawei. We had launched more than 30 intelligent automotive components.
Huawei supported stable operations for 1,500+ carrier networks across 170+ countries and regions, and Huawei's 5G networks ranked high in multiple third-party tests on 5G network experience in large cities. Huawei participated in 3,000+ innovation projects worldwide and worked with carriers and partners to sign 1,000+ 5GtoB project contracts, spanning 20+ industries. Huawei's AirPON solution was commercially deployed by over 30 carriers around the world, leveraging wireless sites and optical fiber resources to make site acquisition much easier and support quick home network coverage. The RuralStar series solutions provided mobile internet services to 50+ million people living in remote areas in 60+ countries and regions. Huawei was joined by 30,000 partners to serve the enterprise market, including 22,000 sales partners, 1,600 solution partners, 5,400 service and operation partners, and 1,600 talent alliances. Huawei worked with partners to explore and apply Intelligent Twins in over 600 scenarios, covering sectors such as government, public utilities, transportation, manufacturing, energy, finance , healthcare, and scientific research. Huawei Certifications were issued to over 400,000 engineers, with over 13,000 receiving the Huawei Certified ICT Expert (HCIE) certification. Networks built by Huawei have proven instrumental to many carriers' best-in-class performance in LTE/5G network assessments. Huawei was once again named a leader in 5G RAN and LTE RAN, ranking first in all criteria categories of GlobalData's assessments. Huawei's PowerStar solutions were commercialized in 400,000+ sites across China to help customers save 200 million kWh of electricity each year. HUAWEI CLOUD launched 220+ cloud services and 210 solutions, and earned over 80 industry-recognized security certifications worldwide. It worked with 19,000+ partners and brought together 1.6 million developers. 4,000+ applications were launched on the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace. Over one billion Huawei devices were used worldwide, including 730+ million smartphones. 120,000+ apps were integrated with HMS Core and more than 2.3 million developers registered with Huawei's developers' alliance, including 300,000 developers outside China. 10 times more apps were launched outside China on the AppGallery than in 2019, making HMS the world's third largest mobile app ecosystem.
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 million 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 Atlas 900, the world's fastest AI training cluster, and HUAWEI CLOUD Ascend-based cluster services. Huawei revealed its Intelligent OptiX Network strategy, aiming to work with upstream and downstream partners to redefine the optical network industry. Huawei launched its intelligent, distributed, next-generation operating system, HarmonyOS, which can run on multiple devices. HarmonyOS delivers a seamless experience to consumers across devices, and meets new requirements for operating systems in the all-scenario, intelligent 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 million monthly active users. The number of apps offered in the AppGallery continued to grow.
Signed MoUs with further 10 Universities to be Huawei Authorised ICT Academies Partnership summit for building ICT ecosystem
Launched Fiber to the home (FTTH) solution for Safaricom Renewed MoU with ICT Authority Completed 2nd phase of NOFBI reaching all 47 counties Launch of SGR incorporating Huawei’s communications solution
Started e-Health project in Lamu County Signed MoU with the University of Nairobi to be Huawei Authorized ICT Academy
Completed migration of M-PESA Public Safety project launched for Safaricom and National Police Service
Signed MoU with ICT Authority Built East Africa's 1st 4G network for Safaricom 1st Seeds for the Future program in Africa
Signed MoU with Strathmore University to become a Huawei Authorised Network Academy Government Data Center completed
Africa Advanced Level Telecommunications Instittue (AFRALTI) Awarded as the First Huawei Authorized Learning Partner in Kenya
Launched Enterprise business in the Kenyan market Launch of IDEOS smartphone, Kenya’s first affordable massmarket smartphone
1 of 3 contractors that completed the 1st phase of National Optical-Fiber Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI)
Established East African Training Center
Established Huawei Kenya
First project for Safaricom
Entered Kenya market