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.