Huawei was found in 1987. It is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Operating in over 170 countries and regions, they serve more than three billion people around the world. They offer to: • provide diversified computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and intelligence • build powerful digital platforms to help all industries and organisations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic • redefine user experience with AI, offering consumers a more personalised and intelligent experience across all scenarios, including home, travel, office, entertainment, and fitness & health.
Ren Zhengfei, a former deputy director of the People’s Liberation Army engineering corps, founded Huawei in 1987 in Shenzhen. The company’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 China at the time. Another major turning point was in 1996 when the government in Beijing adopted an explicit policy of supporting domestic telecommunications manufacturers and restricting access to foreign competitors. In 1997, Huawei won a contract to provide fixed-line network products to Hong Kong company Hutchison Whampoa. Later that year, Huawei launched its wireless GSM-based products 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. In 2005, Huawei’s foreign contract orders exceeded its domestic sales for the first time. Huawei signed a Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone. 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 21st Century Network (21CN). In 2007, Huawei began a joint venture with U.S. security software vendor Symantec Corporation, known as Huawei Symantec, which aimed to provide end-to-end solutions for network data storage and security. In May 2008, Australian carrier Optus announced that it would establish a technology research facility with Huawei in Sydney. In October 2008, Huawei reached an agreement to contribute to a new GSM-based HSPA+ network being deployed jointly by Canadian carriers Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility, joined by Nokia Siemens Networks. Huawei delivered one of the world’s first LTE/EPC commercial networks for TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway in 2009. In September 2017, Huawei created a NarrowBand IOT city-aware network using a “one network, one platform, N applications” construction model utilising IoT, cloud computing, big data, and other next-generation information and communications technology. In April 2019, Huawei established Huawei Malaysia Global Training Centre (MGTC) at Cyberjaya, Malaysia, which is Huawei’s first training centre outside of China.
Huawei's mission is to digitalise to every individual and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. To realise this, they aim to drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks that lay down the foundation for an intelligent world.
With a vision “Building a fully connected, intelligent world”, Huawei aims to leave no one behind in the digital world. To achieve this, they have developed a digital inclusion strategy that focuses on three areas: technology, applications, and skills. They believe that technology will make life better for every individual, home, and organisation.
Liang Hua (Chairman)
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