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Corporate Information

Who is Huawei?

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by a commitment to sound operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud technology and services. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With 180,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.

What do we offer the world?

We create value for our customers.

Together with telecom carriers, Huawei has built over 1,500 networks, helping connect over one-third of the world's population. Together with our enterprise customers, we employ open cloud solutions and agile networks to drive efficient operations and agile innovation in domains like Safe City, finance, transportation, and energy. With our smart devices and smartphones, we are improving people's digital experience in work, life, and entertainment.

We promote industry development.

Huawei advocates openness, collaboration, and shared success. Through joint innovation with our partners and peers, we are expanding the value of information and communications technology to establish a robust and symbiotic industry ecosystem. Huawei is an active member of over 360 standards organizations, industry alliances, and open source communities, to which we have submitted over 49,000 proposals to drive standardization and pave the way for more effective collaboration. We have joined forces with industry partners to innovate in emerging domains like cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and 5G. Together, we promote ongoing, collaborative industry development.

We boost economic growth. 

Huawei generates tax revenues, increases employment, and stimulates the development of the ICT value chain in the countries where we operate. Perhaps more importantly, we deliver innovative ICT solutions that drive the digital transformation of all industries, thereby fostering economic growth and greatly improving the quality of people's lives.

We drive sustainable development. 

As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei has made a significant contribution to bridging the digital divide, leaving our mark in places asremote as Mount Everest and the Arctic Circle. We are keenly aware of the importance of telecommunications inemergency response situations. Having faced Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, nuclear contamination after the Japanese tsunami, and the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan, China, we hold fast in disaster zones to help restore communications networks and ensure the reliable operation of essential telecom equipment. To further promote sustainability, we help develop the next generation of ICT talent with our global Seeds for the Future program, in which we give college students from 96 different countries and regions around the globe the opportunity to visit Huawei's headquarters, undergo training, and gain first-hand experience in the ICT industry.

We provide dedicated employees with a strong growth platform.

Inspiring dedication is one of Huawei's core values, and it manifests itself in many ways. We assess employees and select managers based on their performance results, as well as the extent of their responsibilities. We provide our teams with a global development platform, giving young team members the opportunity to shoulder greater responsibilities and accelerate career growth. In this way, we have enabled hundreds of thousands of Huawei people to yield ample returns for their individual efforts, and gain memorable life experience.

What do we stand for?

For the past 29 years, hundreds of thousands of Huawei people have maintained an unwavering focus on our core business, refusing to cut corners and rejecting opportunism. With a solid, practical approach to everything we do, we have invested patiently, amassing the long-term, focused effort that leads to great moments of technological breakthrough. Our ability to maintain this strategic focus boils down to our core values of staying customer-centric, inspiring dedication, persevering, and growing by self-reflection. The digital era has been generous. We will make the most of the historic opportunities it presents, and boldly forge ahead to build a Better Connected World.

Annual Report 2016


Net Profits

Cash flow from operating activities

Our Value Propositions

Resonating with the revolutionary changes taking place in the information industry, Huawei continuously innovates to meet customer needs and advance our technological leadership. We openly cooperate with industry partners, focus on building future-proof information pipes, and continuously create value for our customers and society at large. 

Financial Highlights

In 2016, Huawei’s Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business groups (BGs) each achieved solid year-on-year growth. Group annual revenue was CNY521.6 billion (US$75.1 billion), an increase of 32% over 2015. Net profits were CNY37.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 0.4%.

Corporate Governance

By staying customer-centric and inspiring dedication, Huawei have sustained long-term growth by continuously improving our corporate governance structure, organizations, processes, and appraisal systems.

Research & Development

Huawei remains tightly focused on its ICT pipe strategy. To build a Better Connected World, we continue to invest in key technologies, basic engineering capabilities, network architecture, technical standards, and product development. We aim to create a better user experience by providing broader, smarter, and more reliable data pipes, with higher performance and zero wait time.

Openness, Collaboration, and Shared Success

Huawei believes in the power of dissolving boundaries to work more closely with the world. Together with our partners, we are working hard to build a symbiotic business ecosystem that thrives on shared success.

Cyber Security

Huawei views building and fully implementing an end-to-end global cyber security assurance system as a key corporate strategy and considers cyber security a shared global challenge. 


Founded in 1987, Huawei has grown from a USD 5,680 small company to a global company with a sales volume of over USD 39 billion with business presence in over 170 countries and regions thanks to the tireless efforts of its staff and the company's global-mindedness.

Quality Policy

Actively ensure that our customers' requirements and needs are identified and incorporated into our solutions,ensure that quality is included at all points in our research, development and delivery processes,strive to provide a superior service to our customers.