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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 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.

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Together, We’re Building for Tomorrow

Together, we’re laying the foundations for the digital economy and helping all industries go digital

Together, we’re enabling green development and building a better planet with technology

Together, we’re strengthening cyber security and privacy protection for enhanced security and trustworthiness

Together, we are cultivating digital talent to bridge the digital divide

We’re working together to explore the future

Research & Innovation

Scientific exploration and technological innovation drive civilization and society forward. Huawei understands the importance of research and innovation and how openness is critical for both. We are ready and willing to work with academia and industry to explore the frontiers of science and technology, push innovation forward, create value for industry and society as a whole, and build a better intelligent world.
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  • 977.3 billion

    Total R&D investment over the last decade now exceeds CNY977.3 billion

  • 25.1%

    In 2022, our total R&D spending was CNY161.5 billion, representing 25.1% of total revenue

  • 55.4%

    At the end of 2022, 114,000+ employees, or 55.4% of our workforce, worked in R&D

  • 120,000+

    By the end of 2022, Huawei held a total of 120,000+ active patents

Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success

Over the past few years, we have seen two clear shifts in global industry.
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  • 2022

    We entered into a golden age of 5G applications with industry producing over 20,000 use cases. Huawei created the GUIDE business blueprint and "Lighting up the 5.5G Era" initiative to support this boom in applications. We developed more than 100 scenario-based solutions and multiple business units to focus on 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. We launched HarmonyOS 3, significantly expanding Super Device capabilities. Huawei Cloud was deployed in 29 Regions around the world, and is becoming the preferred choice of customers in industries such as finance and manufacturing to migrate to the cloud. 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 were joined by more than 5,200 partners and 3.1 million developers and offered more than 14,000 certified solutions. Huawei officially launched the Chaspark Technology Website, which has attracted more than 120,000 authenticated users from across multiple academic fields. The platform presents technical challenges to the public, allowing experts from outside Huawei to propose their own solutions. 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, promising to connect 120 million people in remote areas across more than 80 countries by 2025.

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  • 2021

    Working with carriers and partners, we have signed more than 3,000 commercial contracts for industrial 5G applications. Third-party test results have shown that 5G networks built by Huawei for customers in 13 countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, provided the best user experience. Over 700 cities and 267 Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. By the end of 2021, over 30,000 partners were working with us worldwide to serve the government and enterprise market, including more than 20,000 sales partners, 1,800 solution partners, 6,200 service and operation partners, and 2,000 talent alliances. We are moving towards large-scale replication of 5GtoB solutions, supporting more than 3,000 digital transformation projects in eight industries. Huawei Cloud and its partners currently operate 65 availability zones worldwide, covering more than 170 countries and regions. Huawei Cloud has launched more than 220 cloud services and 210 solutions, and attracted 2.6 million developers worldwide. More than 6,100 applications are now available on the Huawei Cloud Marketplace. More than 30,000 partners worldwide have joined hands with Huawei Cloud and, together with solution partners, we have already developed over 8,000 solutions. By the end of 2021, we have 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 has been deployed on more than 220 million Huawei devices, making it the world's fastest-growing mobile device operating system, and the number of monthly active users of Huawei devices around the world has topped 730 million. We launched HMS Core 6, which contains 69 kits (including 13 with cross-OS capabilities) and 21,738 APIs in seven domains (e.g., Graphics, Media, and AI). More than 5.4 million developers worldwide have registered to join Huawei's developer alliance, and over 187,000 apps have been integrated with HMS Core. In 2021, the number of HMS apps worldwide jumped by 147% compared to 2020. In 2021, more than 300 partners joined us up and down the value chain. We have launched more than 30 intelligent automotive components.

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  • 2020

    Huawei supported the stable operation of 1,500+ carrier networks across 170+ countries and regions. Multiple third-party test reports on 5G network experience in large cities ranked Huawei's 5G networks top. Huawei participated in 3,000+ innovation projects worldwide and worked with carriers and partners to sign 1,000+ 5GtoB project contracts, spanning 20+ industries. Innovative AirPON solution leveraged wireless sites and optical fiber resources to make site acquisition much easier and support quick home network coverage; commercially deployed by 30+ carriers worldwide. RuralStar series solutions provided mobile internet services to 50+ million people living in remote areas in 60+ countries and regions. By the end of 2020, Huawei worked with 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 600+ scenarios, covering sectors such as government, public utilities, transportation, manufacturing, energy, finance, healthcare, and scientific research. 400,000+ engineers received a Huawei Certification, with 13,000+ of them receiving the Huawei Certified ICT Expert (HCIE) certification, providing a valuable resource pool to support industry digitalization worldwide. Networks built by Huawei have proven instrumental to many carriers' best-in-class performance in LTE/5G network assessments. Huawei ranked first in all criteria categories of GlobalData assessments on 5G RAN and LTE RAN, and was once again named the leader. PowerStar solution was 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; works with 19,000+ partners and has brought together 1.6 million developers. 4,000+ applications launched on the HUAWEI CLOUD Marketplace. Huawei achieved over 1 billion connected Huawei devices worldwide, and 730+ million Huawei smartphone users. 120,000+ apps worldwide were integrated with HMS Core; 2.3+ million registered developers worldwide, including 300,000 developers outside China. The number of apps launched on AppGallery in 2020 outside China was more than 10 times that of 2019. HMS is now the world's third largest mobile app ecosystem.

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  • 2018

    Signed MoUs with further 10 Universities to be Huawei Authorised ICT Academies Partnership summit for building ICT ecosystem

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  • 2017

    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

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  • 2016

    Started e-Health project in Lamu County Signed MoU with the University of Nairobi to be Huawei Authorized ICT Academy

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  • 2015

    Completed migration of M-PESA Public Safety project launched for Safaricom and National Police Service

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  • 2014

    Signed MoU with ICT Authority Built East Africa's 1st 4G network for Safaricom 1st Seeds for the Future program in Africa

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  • 2012

    Signed MoU with Strathmore University to become a Huawei Authorised Network Academy Government Data Center completed

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  • 2011

    Africa Advanced Level Telecommunications Instittue (AFRALTI) Awarded as the First Huawei Authorized Learning Partner in Kenya

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  • 2010

    Launched Enterprise business in the Kenyan market Launch of IDEOS smartphone, Kenya’s first affordable massmarket smartphone

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  • 2009

    1 of 3 contractors that completed the 1st phase of National Optical-Fiber Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI)

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  • 2008

    Established East African Training Center

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  • 2005

    Established Huawei Kenya

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  • 2002

    First project for Safaricom

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  • 1998

    Entered Kenya market

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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.