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.
100,000+ active patents across 40,000+ families by the end of 2020
About 105,000 employees working in R&D
Published 590+ journal and conference papers in high-impact channels
CNY720 billion R&D investment over the past decade
Huawei itself focuses on ICT infrastructure and smart devices. Through open collaboration and innovation, we help promote and protect unified global standards, establish industry and ecosystem alliances, support global open source projects, and drive breakthroughs in key technologies. We need to pool, create, and share resources across the entire industry. Together with industry partners worldwide, we are building an open, global ecosystem that will help the ICT sector to develop more sustainably.
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.
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