Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider with a vision: to enrich life through communication. It has established extensive operations across the European continent.
Huawei offers the most complete telecom product portfolio in the industry to customers in Europe and worldwide, covering wireless networks, broadband networks, core networks, transmission networks, data communication, value-added services, terminals and services.
A global player
With products and solutions deployed in over 170 countries, Huawei is serving more than one third of the world's population. In 2013, Huawei's sales revenue reached around $39.5 bn, a year-on-year increase of around 11.6% (in USD). Of this revenue, 65 % came from outside China.
Huawei has invested a total of $24.9 bn in R&D over the past 10 years, including a $5.06 bn investment in 2013, which is about 12.8% of the year’s sales revenue.
It has over 150 000 employees, 45 % of whom specialise in R&D. Around 70 % of its overseas employees are recruited locally.
Huawei has joined over 170 standards organisations, in which it currently holds more than 185 positions. In 2013, it filed over 5 000 standards proposals. It filed a total of 44 168 patent applications in China, 14 555 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications and 18 791 patent applications outside of China. A total of 36 511 patent applications have been granted.
Huawei creates maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive end-to-end ICT solutions and services. Huawei has 14 regional headquarters, 16 R&D centres, 28 joint innovation centres and 45 training centres worldwide.
Carrier Network Business: Huawei provides telecommunications operators all over the world with unified platforms, consistent experiences, and adapted solutions. In 2013, the carrier business group continued to be a leader in the industry, with sales revenues of $27.5 bn.
Enterprise Business: Huawei provides highly efficient ICT solutions and services, including network infrastructure, cloud computing, and enterprise information security. In 2013, the enterprise business group increased tremendously, generating sales revenue of $2.5 bn.
Consumer Business: Serving more than 500 operators around the world, Huawei’s consumer business offers a suite of user-friendly mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices. It aims to become one of the leading global mobile phone brands by 2015. The business group recorded a sales revenue of $9.4 bn in 2013, which also represents an impressive year-on-year growth.
Huawei in Europe
As the largest market for the information industry, Europe is of strategic importance to Huawei. Its European operations have been going from strength to strength since it expanded its business to Europe in 2000.
Huawei runs 17 R&D sites (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and UK) covering wireless, fixed, optical, future network, standard and chipset design technologies. It also operates numerous joint innovation centres in partnership with telecom and ICT partners.
It is cooperating with operators from all over Europe including British Telecom (BT), Deutsche Telekom (DT), Vodafone, France Telecom/Orange (FT), Telefónica O2, Telecom Italia, TeliaSonera and KPN.
Huawei has over 7 700 staff based in Europe, of whom 850 are working in R&D. It is expected to double its European R&D staff and to create an additional 5 500 jobs in Europe by 2017. Its sales revenue in Europe reached around $5.23 bn in 2013.
A commitment to core values
Huawei is dedicated to fostering sustainable development. Its green solutions enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions and resource costs. By providing new opportunities to enjoy broadband services, Huawei helps in bridging the digital divide.
It is seeking to ensure openness and transparency at all levels in order to provide stakeholders with a good understanding of the company.
Huawei is wholly owned by 84 187 of its over 150 000 employees.