All About Huawei

Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker was founded in 1987 by a former deputy director of the People’s Liberation Army engineering corp named Ren Zhengfei. China had an underdeveloped telecommunications network and almost 100% of the telecommunications technology was imported from abroad.

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Ren Zhengfei hoped to raise a domestic telecommunication empire which would be far superior to its foreign competitors.In its initial years, Huawei was investing heavily in R&D and also reselling Private Branch Exchange Switches to villages and towns. Its first major breakthrough came in 1993 when it developed C&C08 program controlled telephone switch which was the most powerful switch in the country at that time.After that the road got easier for Huawei.

It was offered to build the first national telecommunications network for the People’s Liberation Army. The Government decided to adopt a policy of supporting domestic telecommunications manufactures and restricting import of foreign brands which gave a tremendous boost to Huawei.Presently, Huawei has R&D institutes in countries including China, the United States, Canada, UK, Pakistan, France, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Ireland, India, Russia, and Turkey.

Head Quarters:
  • Shenzhen, China
Key People:
  • Founder - Ren Zheng
  • Chair person – Sun Yafang
  • The logo stands for 'splendid achievement', or 'action for China'.
Net Revenue:
  • US $ 60.839 billion(2015)
Total Number of Employees
  • More than 170,000 employees (2015).
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  • Huawei has been described as "perhaps China's most globally successful company"
  • Huawei Technologies was one of six telecom industry companies included in the World's Most Respected 200 Companies list compiled by Forbes magazine in May 2007.
  • In 2010 Fast Company ranked Huawei the fifth most innovative company in the world.
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