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Huawei Technologies founded in india in 1988. It has 10000 employee. It is a fast growing global telecom company providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers across the world. With a product portfolio that covers the entire gamut of telecom solutions in Fixed Network, Mobile Network, Data Communications, Optical Network, Terminals and Software & Services, Huawei has deployed products in over 90 countries including India, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, UAE, Canada and United States, for over 300 operators. Huawei Technologies knows the importance of good connections.The company is China's largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. It makes a broad range of products, including core voice and data switching platforms for communications service providers. Huawei also makes optical networking systems, wireless network infrastructure, corporate networking equipment, and network management and messaging software. Other products include servers and data storage systems, mobile phonehandsets, consumer networking equipment, and videoconferencing systems. Banxuegang Industrial Park, Bantian Longgang District Shenzhen, Guangdong 518129, ChinaBombay, India, 5th Floor,Dheeraj Arma Anant Kanekar Marg, Station Road, Bandra(E),Mum.400051 website:

Huawei (officially Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.) is a multinational telecommunications and information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China and the second-largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world (after Ericsson).[4] [3]

Huawei was founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei and is an employee-owned company. Its core activities are research and development (R&D), the production and marketing of telecommunications equipment, and the provision of customized network services to telecom carriers.[5]

Huawei serves 45 of the world's 50 largest telecoms operators and invests around 10 per cent of its annual revenues in R&D.[6]

It has R&D centers in Beijing, Chengdu, Nanjing,

Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xi'an, China; Ottawa, Canada; Bangalore, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Mexico City, Mexico; Wijchen, Netherlands; Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan, Ferbane, Republic of Ireland; Moscow, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Istanbul, Turkey; and Chicago, Dallas and Silicon Valley, United States.Contents[hide][7]

1 Name 2 History

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2.1 Early years 2.2 International expansion 2.3 Investment and partnerships 2.4 Recent performance

3 Corporate leadership 4 Products and services

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4.1 Telecom Networks 4.2 Global Services 4.3 Devices

5 Competitive position

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5.1 Sales 5.2 Recognition

6 Corporate social responsibility 7 Controversy and response to criticism

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7.1 Intellectual property rights 7.2 Security concerns 7.3 Treatment of workforce and customers

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

[edit]Name (Chinese: ; pinyin: Huwei) officially transliterates in English to Huawei (pronounced as "hwa way" in English). The character means splendid or magnificent, but can also mean China. The character means action or achievement. The two characters combined (Huwei) can be variously translated as "achievement", "magnificent act", or "China is able". [edit]History

Huawei Technology in Shenzhen, China



Huawei was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987, with an initial registered capital of RMB21,000. Established in Shenzhen, Huawei started off as a sales agent for a Hong Kong

company producing Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switches. By 1990, Huawei began its own independent research and commercialization of PBX technologies targeting hotels and small enterprises.[9]

After accumulating knowledge and resources on PBX business, Huawei achieved its

first breakthrough into the mainstream telecommunications market in 1992, when it launched its C&C08 digital telephone switch, which had the largest switching capacity in China at the time. By initially deploying in small cities and rural areas, the company gradually gained market share and made its way into the mainstream market.[10]

In 1994, Huawei established a long distance transmission equipment business, and launched its own HONET integrated access network, combining broadband andnarrowband services in a single platform, and SDH product line. Huawei generated sales of RMB1.5 billion in 1995, mainly derived from rural markets in China. [edit]International[9]


In 1997, Huawei won its first overseas contract, company Hutchison Whampoa.[10]

providing fixed-line network products to Hong Kong

Later that year, Huawei launched its wireless GSM-based products[9]

and eventually expanded to offer CDMA and UMTS. In 1999, the company opened a research and development (R&D) center in Bangalore, India to develop a wide range of telecom software. From 1998 to 2003, Huawei contracted with IBM for management consulting, and underwent significant transformation of its management and product development structure. After 2000, Huawei increased its speed of expansion into overseas markets, having achieved international sales of more than US$100 million by 2000[11]

and establishing an R&D center in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, Huawei

established four R&D centers in the United States, divested non-core subsidiary Avansys to Emerson for US$750 million and joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). By 2002, Huaweis international market sales had reached US$552 million.[9]

In 2004 Huawei continued its overseas expansion with a contract to build a third-generation network for Telfort, the Dutch mobile operator.[9]

This contract, valued at more than $US25 million, was the first[12]

such contract for the company in Europe.

In 2005, Huaweis international contract orders exceeded its domestic sales for the first time. Huawei signed a Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone. This agreement marked the first time a telecommunications equipment supplier from China had received Approved Supplier status from Vodafone Global Supply Chain. The agreement established the terms and conditions for the supply of Huawei's solutions to any one of the Vodafone operating companies worldwide.[13]

Huawei also

signed a contract with British Telecom (BT) for the deployment of its multi-service access network (MSAN) and Transmission equipment for BT's 21Century Network (21CN), providing BT and the UK telecommunications industry with infrastructure necessary to support future growth.[14]

In May 2008, Huawei and Optus developed a mobile innovation centre in Sydney, Australia, providing facilities for engineers to develop new wireless and mobile broadband concepts into "ready for market" products.[15]

In 2008, the company embarked on its first large scale commercial deployment[16]

of UMTS/ HSPA in North America providing TELUS's new next generation wireless network andBell Canada with high-speed mobile access.

Huawei delivered one of the worlds first LTE/EPC commercial networks for TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway in 2009. The company launched the world's first end-to-end 100G solution from routers to transmission system that same year, to help meet the rapid growth of network traffic and enhance router efficiency and reliability.[9]

In July 2010, Huawei was included in the Global Fortune 500 2010 list published by the U.S. magazine Fortune for the first time, on the strength of annual sales of US$21.8 billion and net profit of US$2.67 billion.[17]

In late 2010 it was reported that Huawei is planning to invest around US$500[18][19]

million (Rs 2,200 crore) to set up a telecom equipment manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, India and $US100 million to expand its R&D center in Bangalore. [edit]Investment

and partnerships

Huawei has focused on expanding its mobile technology and networking solutions through a number of partnerships. In March 2003, Huawei and 3Com Corporation formed a joint venture company, 3Com-Huawei (H3C), which focused on the R&D, production and sales of data networking products. The company later divested a 49% stake in H3C for US$880 million in 2006. In 2005, Huawei began a joint venture with Siemens, called TD Tech, for developing 3G/ TD-SCDMA mobile communication technology products. The US$100 million investment gave the company a 49% stake in the venture, while Siemens held a 51% stake.[9]

In 2007, after Nokia and Siemens co-founded Nokia Siemens[20]

Networks, Siemens transferred all shares it held in TD Tech to Nokia Siemens Networks. At present, Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei hold 51% and 49% shares of TD Tech respectively. In 2006, Huawei established a Shanghai-based joint R&D center with Motorola to develop UMTS technologies.[9]

Later that year, Huawei also established a joint venture with Telecom

Venezuela, called Industria Electronica Orinoquia, for research and development and sale of telecommunications terminals. Telecom Venezuela holds a 65% stake while Huawei holds the remaining 35% stake.[21]

Huawei and American security firm Symantec announced in May 2007 the formation of a joint-venture company to develop security and storage solutions to market to telecommunications carriers. Huawei owns 51% of the new company, named Huawei Symantec Inc. while Symantec owns the rest. The joint-venture is based in Chengdu.[22]

Grameenphone Ltd. and Huawei won the Green Mobile Award


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