Founding Date: 1987
Company Name: Huawei
Industry: Telecommunications equipment, networking equipment semiconductor
Country: Shenzhen, China
Company website: www.huawei.com
A Huawei technology is Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company which has its headquarters in Shengzen, Guangdong.
It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. Upon using “Huawei” as a key word on the Google search bar, the official website of Huawei turns up along with a lot of websites showing off stellar reviews of Huawei products, they also have a very impressive YouTube page. The images that turn up are that of the logos that Huawei uses and review pictures of the products.
The Conception of Huawei Group:
Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army. At the early onset of its establishment, Huawei was focused on manufacturing phone switches but has since expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market. Huawei’s first major breakthrough came in 1993, when it launched its C & C08 program controlled telephone switch. It was by far the most powerful switch available in the entirety of China. Another major turning point of the company came in 1996 when the Government in Beijing adopted an explicit policy of supporting domestic telecommunications manufacturers and restricting access to foreign competitors. At a time when all of China’s telecommunications technology was imported from abroad, Ren hoped to build a domestic Chinese telecommunication company that could compete with foreign competitors on a global scale. The company reports that it had RMB 21,000 in registered capital at the time of its founding. The Far Eastern Economic Review also reported that it received an $8.5 million loan from a state-owned bank, though the company has denied the existence of the loan.
Operations of Huawei Group:
As of 2017, Huawei is one of the frontrunners of the telecommunications industry. In 2005, Huawei’s international orders exceeded its domestic sales for the first time. Huawei signed a Global framework agreement with Vodafone. The agreement established the terms and conditions for the supply of Huawei’s solutions to any one of the Vodafone operating companies worldwide.
The Huawei brand of MediaPad tablets, Huawei Fit wearables, mobile broadband and smart home connected devices are all subsidiaries of the company. Its carrier products include wireless networks, fixed networks, cloud core networks, carrier softwares, IT infrastructure and network energy global services. Business solutions and products serve the public safety, government, railway, power grid, finance, media-entertainment and education sectors. Huawei has spread its global conglomerate enterprises all over the world. It is an extremely well known name across households and offices around the world. A couple of more brands, divisions and affiliates of Huawei are Shenzhen Huawei Investment & Holding Co, Huawei Marine networks, Huawei Matebook, Huawei MediaPad m3, Huawei Talkband B3, Huawei Fit, Futurewei Technologies Inc etc. In 2014, Huawei recorded a profit of 34.2 billion CNY ($5.5 billion). Its products and services have been deployed in more than 140 countries and it currently serves 45 of the world’s 50 largest telecom operators.
A lot of important acquisitions have been involved when Huawei decided to focus on expanding its mobile technology and networking solutions through a number of partnerships. Huawei and 3Com Corporation, Huawei and Siemens which was called TD Tech, also Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei owns 49% shares of the former.
Huawei thrives on the charity activities that are designed to attain 4 goals: Bridging the digital divide, creating opportunities through education, promoting environmental initiatives and contributing to the communities where they hold operations.
Awards and Recognition
Huawei has won the “European Consumer Smartphone 2015-16” by EISA, “European Consumer Smartphone 2014-15”, “Product Design Award China” from IF in Germany, “Reddot design Award” in 2012 etc.