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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.

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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

  • 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.
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