Huawei

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Group.png Huawei   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
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FounderRen Zhengfei
HeadquartersShenzhen, Guangdong, China
Type• Private
• employee-owned
Subgroups• HiSilicon
• Honor
Staff180,000

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, South China.

Operates worldwide

Huawei has deployed its products and services in more than 170 countries, and in 2011 it served 45 of the 50 largest telecom operators.[1] Huawei overtook Ericsson in 2012 as the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world,[2] and overtook Apple in 2018 as the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world, behind Samsung.[3] It ranks 72nd on the Fortune Global 500 list.[4]

Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the Chinese People's Liberation Army, founded Huawei in 1987. At the time of its establishment, Huawei focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded 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.[5][6] Huawei had over 170,000 employees in 2017 around 76,000 of them engaged in research and development (R&D).[7][8] It has 21 R&D institutes in countries including China, the United States, Some of Huawei's US operations include FutureWei Technologies Inc. (in at least Santa Clara CA, Plano TX, and Bridgetwater NJ), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei North America.</ref> Canada,[9] the United Kingdom,[10] Pakistan, Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, Sweden, Ireland, India,[11] Russia, Israel, and Turkey.[12][13] By 2017 the company invested US$13.8 billion in R&D, up from US$5 billion in 2013.[14][15]

The company will dedicate 20-30 percent of R&D funding to basic science research, up from its previous 10 percent, and increase R&D funding to at least US$15 billion annually, according to the official company statement in November 2018. CNBC reported that Huawei's revenue in 2018 will exceed 100 billion US dollars for the first time.[16]

Pulling out of US market

Although successful internationally, Huawei has faced difficulties and cybersecurity concerns selling in some markets (such as the United States), over allegations that its equipment may contain backdoors that could enable unauthorised surveillance by the Chinese government and by the People's Liberation Army (citing, in particular, its founder having previously worked for the Army). While the company has argued that its products posed "no greater cybersecurity risk" than those of any other vendors, Huawei stated in April 2018 that it would largely pull out of the US market, due to the scrutiny having impacted its activity.

Arrested in Canada

Huawei's Vice-chairperson and CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on December 1, 2018 at the request of the United States, which accuses her of violating US sanctions against Iran.[17]

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:'Poor Canada': Will Meng Wanzhou extradition hearing threaten national interestArticle3 May 2019Jason ProctorThe UK's Nick Vamos said he has discussed the Meng Wanzhou case with Canadian counterparts and has been following it with interest: "If nothing else, it's keeping the world of extradition experts entertained."
Document:5G Trade Wars: the US Empire Strikes BackArticle16 May 2019George KerevanThe global 5G marketplace in the control of private monopoly capitalism will result in something akin to Orwell’s 1984 nightmare. That will turn every man, woman and child on the planet into a consumer automaton monitored continuously by big business.
Document:Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng WanzhouArticle8 December 2018Christopher BlackCanadians should be angry about these traitors isolating Canada from China, from Russia, from Iran and their great cultures, and condemning Canada to be nothing more than an outpost of the American empire. For traitors they are as they betray the Canadian people by serving the interests of the Americans and their war machine. Free Meng Wanzhou, for so long as she is held hostage, so are we all.
Document:Huawei Hypocrisyblog post7 May 2019Craig MurrayFormer Deputy PM Nick Clegg said GCHQ's ability "to hack anything from handsets to whole networks … needs to be much better understood".


References

  1. Vance, Ashlee; Einhorn, Bruce (15 September 2011). "At Huawei, Matt Bross Tries to Ease U.S. Security Fears". Businessweek. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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  2. "Who's afraid of Huawei?". The Economist. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2018. Huawei has just overtaken Sweden's Ericsson to become the world's largest telecoms-equipment-maker.

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  3. Gibbs, Samuel (1 August 2018). "Huawei beats Apple to become second-largest smartphone maker". the Guardian.

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  4. "Huawei Investment & Holding". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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  5. Ahrens, Nathaniel (February 2013). "China's Competitiveness Myth, Reality, and Lessons for the United States and Japan. Case Study: Huawei" (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

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  6. Shukla, Anuradha (18 April 2011). "Huawei maintained steady growth in 2010". Computerworld. IDG Communications. Retrieved 14 June 2011.

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  7. "Huawei 2010 Profit Gains 30% on Higher International Sales". Businessweek. 17 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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  8. "2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report" (PDF). Huawei.com. Huawei. 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2011.

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  9. "Huawei Canada - Corporate Information". Retrieved 18 February 2015.

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  10. "Huawei and Imperial College Open Data Science Innovation Lab". Datacenter Dynamics. Retrieved 2014-05-20.

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  11. "CES 2016: Huawei unveils Mate 8 with Kirin 950 chipset". Tech Desk. January 8, 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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  12. "Huawei has opened its R&D center in Istanbul on 27 February 2010". Huawei.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2013.

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  13. "Huawei – Invest in Turkey". Invest.gov.tr. Retrieved 2012-10-12.

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  14. "Huawei to focus more on smartphone business". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-05-20.

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  15. "Huawei Dwarfs Ericsson, Nokia on R&D Spend in 2017". Light Reading.

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  16. Kharpal, Arjun (30 November 2018). "Huawei says it will hit $100 billion in revenue for 2018". www.cnbc.com.

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  17. Wakabayashi, Daisuke; Rappeport, Alan (2018-12-05). "A Top Huawei Executive Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S." The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-12-06.

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