Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is a China-based multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics manufacturer. The company develops and manufactures various wireless network, fixed network, carrier software, and core network products, as well as offers services and solutions to telecommunications operators.
The company offers mobile phones, wearables, tablets, mobile broadband, smart home products, and accessories for consumer markets; and telecom wireless network products, IT products, core network products, carrier software, telecom fixed network products, network energy products, enterprise wireless products, and enterprise network products.
The company operates through four business segments namely: carrier business, enterprise business, consumer business, and other.
The company serves various industries, including public safety, healthcare, government, transport, media and entertainment, power grid, finance, oil and gas, manufacturing, and smart retail worldwide.
Powerful computing platform and easy-to-use development platform to support Huawei’s full-stack, all-scenario Artificial Intelligence strategy
By the end of 2018
- Launched over 160 cloud services and 140 solutions, including HCS, SAP, and HPC
- 1,500 applications added to HUAWEI CLOUD marketplace with offerings from over 6,000 partners
- 1987: Established in Shenzhen as sales agent for Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switches imported from Hong Kong
- 1992: Initiated R&D and launched rural digital switching solution
- 1993: Launched C&C08 program controlled telephone switch
- 1997: Launched wireless GSM-based solutions
- 1999: Opened R&D center in Bangalore, India, to develop a wide range of telecom software
- 2000: Establishes R&D center in Stockholm, Sweden
- 2001: Establishes four R&D centers in the US
- 2005: Signed a global framework agreement with Vodafone. This agreement marked the company as a preferred telecommunications equipment supplier from China.
- Selected as a preferred 21 Century Network (21CN) supplier by British Telecom (BT) to provide multi-service network access (MSAN) components and optical transmission equipment
- 2006: Established joint R&D center with Motorola to develop UMTS technologies in Shanghai.
- Introduced new visual identity (VI)
- 2007: Established joint venture with Symantec in order to develop storage and security appliances
- Established joint venture with Global Marine in order to provide end-to-end submarine network solutions
- 2008: Huawei and Optus developed a mobile innovation center in Sydney, Australia
- 2009: Delivered world’s first LTE/EPC commercial network for TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway
- Launched world’s first end-to-end 100G solution from routers to transmission system
- 2010: Deployed over 80 SingleRAN networks, among which, 28 were commercial LTE/EPC networks
- Established its Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in the UK
- Signed a Voluntary Green Agreement with the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)
- Joined the UN Broadband Commission for digital development
- 2011: Unveiled the GigaSite and solution U2Net architecture
- Built 20 cloud computing data centers
- Shipped around 20 Mn smartphones
- Launched the HUAWEI SmartCare service solution
- 2013: Set up Financial Risk Control Center (FRCC) in London to manage global financial risks and ensure that company’s financial operations remain efficient, secure, and standard-compliant
- Launched world’s first service-and user experience-centric agile network architecture, along with first-of-its-kind agile switch – S12700. These offerings are ideal for new applications such as cloud computing, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), multi-service support, and Big Data.
- 2014: Established 5G technology R&D centers across nine countries
- Constructed 186 commercial networks globally, using 400G core routers
- Joined 177 standards and open source organizations, and held 183 key positions
- Shipped over 75 Mn smartphones
- 2015: Supported stable operations of over 1,500 networks in over 170 countries and regions
- Signed more than 170 contracts related to commercial cloud networks worldwide
- Working together with over 500 partners, provided cloud computing solutions to customers across more than 130 countries and regions, and delivered over 2 Mn virtual machines and 420 cloud data centers
- Smart city solutions have been in use in more than 100 cities in over 40 countries. Huawei took the lead in drafting nine national standards for smart cities in China, and Huawei’s Safe City solutions have served more than 800 million people in over 200 cities across more than 80 countries and regions.
- 2016: Huawei has supported the stable operations of over 1,500 networks in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population
- 2017: Created a NarrowBand IOT city-aware network using ‘one network, one platform, N applications’ construction model utilizing IoT, cloud computing, big data, and other next-generation information and communications technology
- 14 R&D institutes and centers globally
- 36 joint innovation centers
- 45 training centers
- Huawei made 5,405 patent applications to the UN body, up from 4,024 in 2017
- Granted 87,805 patents
- 11,152 core technology patents were granted by the US
- Involved in more than 360 standards bodies and more than 54,000 proposals to set industry standards
- Invested in open source communities and partners with major industry players to innovate in emerging domains such as cloud computing, 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Front-runner in the race to 5G provides end-to-end 5G systems, including both wireless base stations and self-developed antennas and chips. This unique technological advantage enables the company to deliver best-performing, most-integrated, and energy-efficient 5G solutions in the industry.
- Signed over 40 commercial contracts and co-operation agreements with more than 50 partners
- Shipped over 70,000 5G base stations across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
- Established industry organizations such as 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), 5G Slicing Association (5GSA), and 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA), and is a member of EU’s 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP)
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
- Launched full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio used across all types of networks, cloud, and devices, and it offers broad functionality for customers. In the telecom sector, AI technologies will streamline network operations and management, which helps businesses and governments to function more efficiently.
- World’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer
- Sold more than 200 Mn smartphones and around 100 Mn PCs, tablets, wearable devices, routers, and other IoT devices in 2018
- In 2018, launched Huawei Mate 20 series, which incorporated a brand-new AI chip along with incredible lens technology from partners at Leica, and was revealed as the industry’s best-performing smartphone camera
- GPU Turbo processing technology delivered super-smooth graphics that make games a joy to play on mobile
- First smartphone company to achieve the industry’s leading safety certification for super-fast battery charging
What’s new in 2019?
- Launched the AI-Native database GaussDB and the highest-performance distributed storage FusionStorage 8.0 in Beijing in order to redefine data infrastructure through a Data + Intelligence strategy
- CCTV, China Mobile, and Huawei completed the industry’s first 4K live streaming test on a 5G dual-band convergent network in Beijing
- Held first Huawei Flash Technology Forum in Beijing in order to develop flash and forge a win-win industry ecosystem, and proposed an application-aware storage concept and shed some light on future SSD development.
- Sunrise and Huawei jointly announced 5G smartphone in Switzerland
- Orange Spain and Huawei completed the pilot deployment of a 400G/wavelength WDM link in Orange network
- Launched site cloud for first time in Russia, and signed MOU with tower companies
- Dutch telecom provider KPN signed a preliminary agreement with Huawei in order to start preparations for the construction of KPN’s new Mobile Radio Access Network in the Netherlands, as part of KPN’s mobile network modernization for 5G
- Huawei and Chinasoft International Ltd. released the Financial Big Data Smart Application Solution. It will simplify data collection and processing in the financial domain, helping financial providers to better understand their customers, improve user loyalty, reduce customer TCO, and maximize business value.
- Launched AI financial solutions to construct a super-brain for smart finance, with the aim to support comprehensive smart services and for financial institutions to achieve digital transformation
- Huawei and Forms Syntron, which is a leading Chinese bank solution provider, jointly released the distributed open platform solution ‘Fincube’ for the financial industry
- HUAWEI CLOUD and Infosys signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation to aid enterprise customers to transition rapidly to the digital cloud
- Announced new brand strategy for IP networking and unveiled four new engine series products for IP network in the intelligence era
- SingleRAN Pro solution offers an open, simplified networking concept to help operators roll out commercial 5G networks with speed and prosper
- Announced official launch of Atlas AI computing platform to the commercial scale
- Huawei and VR OpenLab partners launched Dual-G Cloud VR Initiative in order to accelerate cloud VR business innovation
- Launched industry’s first intelligent metro router for 5G and cloud era: NetEngine 8000 Series
- Launched FusionServer Pro Intelligent Servers
- Launched world’s first single-wavelength 50G passive optical network (PON) prototype
- Launched CloudFAN2.0 solution for 10G PON era for
- As of October 2019, more than 3 billion of the world’s population uses Huawei’s products and services to make calls, send text messages, or surf the internet.
- Huawei ranked 61 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.
- Energy efficiency of major network products increased by 15% to 26%
- Huawei is an active member of more than 400 standards organizations
- 3% of returned products were reused
- Used around 932 Mn kWh of clean energy, representing an emission reduction of approximately 450,000 tons
- Company’s Three-Star solutions connect 100 Mn people in rural areas