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Huawei

Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China add

Category: Business (10)

Founded in 1988.

Countries: (20%), China (11%), United States (10%)

Main connections: ZTE, Samsung, Ericsson

Linked to: Asia Society, Bell Canada, Ericsson, Motorola

 

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1988

Huawei was founded in 1988 by ex-military officer Ren Zhengfei and formed as a private company owned by its employees add something


1990

By 1990, Huawei began its own independent research and commercialization of PBX technologies targeting hotels and small enterprises add something


1992

After accumulating knowledge and resources on the 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 add something


1994

In 1994, Huawei established a long distance transmission equipment business, and launched its own SONET integrated access network, combining broadband and narrowband services in a single platform, and SDH product line add something


1995

Huawei generated sales of RMB1,5 billion in 1995, mainly derived from rural markets in China add something


1998

From 1998 to 2003, Huawei contracted with IBM for management consulting, and underwent significant transformation of its management and product development structure add something


1999

In 1999, the company opened a research and development center in Bangalore, India to develop a wide range of telecom software add something


2001

In 2001, it was alleged that Huawei Technologies India had developed telecommunications equipment for the Taliban in Afghanistan, and newspapers reported that the Indian government had launched a probe into the firm's operations add something

 

On 15 December 2001, the Indian authorities announced that they had not found any evidence that Huawei India had any connection to the Taliban,although speculation to the contrary has persisted in the U.S. add something


2003

In February 2003 Cisco Systems sued Huawei Technologies for allegedly infringing on its patents and illegally copying source code used in its routers and switches add something

 

In March 2003, Huawei and 3Com Corporation formed a joint venture company, 3Com-Huawei , which focused on the R&D, production and sales of data networking products add something


2004

In 2004 Huawei continued its overseas expansion with a contract to build a third-generation network for Telfort, the Dutch mobile operator add something

 

In June 2004, a Huawei employee was caught after hours diagramming and photographing circuit boards from a competitor booth at the SuperComm tradeshow add something

 

According to statement by Cisco, by July 2004 Huawei removed the contested code, manuals and command-line interfaces and the case was subsequently dropped add something


2005

Earlier, in 2005, Huawei was blocked from supplying equipment to India's Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited cellular phone service provider add something

 

Although Cisco employees allegedly witnessed counterfeited technology as late as September 2005, however the same article that quoted the remarks of the Corporate Counsel notes the remarks of Jay Hoenig of Hill and Associates, a security and risk management consultancy, who encouraged foreign companies to take greater advantage of civil litigation and said that it was hard to make the argument that China's civil system was ineffectual if litigants did not pursue all of the legal remedies available to them add something


2006

According to a WikiLeaks cable, in 2006, Michael Joseph, then-CEO of Safaricom Ltd, allegedly struggled to cancel a contract with Huawei due to poor after-sales experience, after which the Kenyan government pressured him to reinstate the contract add something

 

In 2006, Huawei established a Shanghai-based joint R&D center with Motorola to develop UMTS technologies add something

 

Huawei's treatment of its workforce in Guangdong Province, Southern China triggered a media outcry after a 25-year-old software engineer, Hu Xinyu, died in May 2006 from what is believed to have been "extreme fatigue caused by overwork", according to a report by CBC News add something

 

Maroc Telecom - On June 1, 2006, IAM launched the IPTV package deployed by Huawei Technology via the ADSL line

 

Etisalat Egypt - On September 12, 2006, it was announced that the network will be built by Ericsson of Sweden, and Huawei of China, at a cost of approximately 1,2 billion US dollars ://www


2007

In 2007, after Nokia and Siemens co-founded Nokia Siemens Networks, Siemens transferred all shares it held in TD Tech to Nokia Siemens Networks add something

 

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 add something

 

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 add something

 

A U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute report on Argentina published in September 2007 describes Huawei as "known to bribe and trap clients add something

 

In October 2007, 7,000 Huawei employees resigned and were rehired on short-term contracts, thereby apparently avoiding the unlimited contract provisions of China's new Labour Contract Law, the Labour Contract Law of the People's Republic of China add something


2008

In 2008, Huawei launched a joint venture with UK-based marine engineering company, Global Marine Systems, to deliver undersea network equipment and related services add something

 

In the U.S., some members of Congress raised questions about the company's proposed merger with communications company 3Com in 2008, and its bid for a Sprint contract in 2010 add something

 

Overall, the total number of international patent filings under WIPO's PCT for 2008 represents the highest number of applications received under the PCT in a single year and China improved its ranking by one place, to become the sixth largest user of the PCT, with 6,089 filings add something

 

3Com - However, the deal met with US government regulatory opposition and the deal fell through early 2008, following concerns over Huawei's former dealings in Iran, and being operated by a former officer in China's People's Liberation Army

 

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 add something

 

In December 2008, "BusinessWeek" magazine included Huawei in their inaugural list of "The World's Most Influential Companies" add something


2009

Grameenphone Ltd. and Huawei won the Green Mobile Award at the GSMA Mobile Awards 2009 add something

 

In 2009, Huawei was ranked No. 2 in global market share for radio access equipment add something

 

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization on 27 January 2009, Huawei was ranked as the largest applicant under WIPO's Patent Cooperation Treaty , with 1,737 applications published in 2008 add something

 

In March 2009, the Wimax Forum announced four new members to its Board of Directors including Thomas Lee, the Vice Director of the Industry Standards Department at Huawei add something

 

MTN Group - In August 2009, the British company Creativity Software in partnership with Huawei announced that it had won a contract to supply MTN Irancell a system with location tracking capabilities

 

In October 2009, the Indian Department of Telecommunications reportedly requested national telecom operators to "self-regulate" the use of all equipment from European, U.S. and Chinese telecoms manufacturers following security concerns add something


2010

Also in 2010 "The Economist" recognized Huawei with its Corporate Use of Innovation Award add something

 

In 2010 Frost & Sullivan recognized Huawei as the 2010 SDM Equipment Vendor of the Year and in the contact center application market with the 2010 Asia Pacific Growth Strategy Leadership Award add something

 

In 2010 "Fast Company" ranked Huawei the fifth most innovative company in the world add something

 

In 2010, Huawei Devices shipped 120 million devices around the world add something

 

In 2010, Huawei joined the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, formed by the ITU and UNESCO to support broadband deployment to developing nations add something

 

In 2010, Huawei provided annual health checks to all full-time employees and performed 3,200 checks to employees exposed to occupational health risks add something

 

In 2010, Huawei recorded profit of 23,8 billion CNY add something

 

In 2010, Huawei won 47 managed services contracts to help improve network performance and efficiency for customers, as well as reducing the costs of network operations and maintenance add something

 

In 2010, the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation insisted on cancelling the rest of the Huawei contract with BSNL and pressed charges against several top BSNL officers regarding their "doubtful integrity and dubious links with Chinese firms" add something

 

In addition to its three core businesses, Huawei launched its Enterprise business in 2010 to provide network infrastructure, fixed and wireless communication, data center, and cloud computing solutions for global telecommunications customers add something

 

In addition, Huawei withdrew its purchase of 3Leaf systems in 2010, following a review by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment add something

 

In its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility report, Huawei highlighted the importance of employee health and safety add something

 

The same month, Huawei published its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report add something

 

In May 2010, it was reported in the "Times of India", that security agencies in India became suspicious of Chinese Huawei employees after learning that Indian employees allegedly did not have access to part of Huawei's Bangalore research and development office building add something

 

In July 2010, Motorola filed an amended complaint that named Huawei as a co-defendant in its case against Lemko for alleged theft of trade secrets add something

 

On 29 July 2010, Huawei was recognized by British Telecom with Best in Class 21CN Solution Maturity, Value, Service and Innovation award, for its innovation and contribution in 21CN and Next Generation Access project add something

 

Bharti Airtel - On 20 September 2010, Bharti Airtel said that it had given contracts to Ericsson India, Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei Technologies to set up infrastructure for providing 3G services in the country

 

In December 2010, Huawei opened a Cyber Security Evaluation Centre to test its hardware and software to ensure they can withstand growing cyber security threats add something


2011

As of 2011 Huawei has not published a corporate structure breakdown add something

 

In a 2011 open letter, Huawei stated that the security concerns are unfounded and unproven and called on the U.S. government to investigate any aspect of its business add something

 

XL Axiata - Lead by Huawei Marine Networks, the cables will be completed at Q4 2011

 

As of February 2011, Huawei has applied for 49,040 patents globally and has been granted 17,765 to date add something

 

In April 2011, Motorola and Huawei entered into an agreement to settle all pending litigation, with Motorola paying an undisclosed sum to Huawei for the intellectual property that would be part of the sale to NSN. add something

 

In a further move to protect its intellectual property, Huawei filed lawsuits in Germany, France and Hungary in April 2011 against ZTE for patent and trademark infringement add something

 

The case against Huawei was subsequently dropped in April 2011 add something

 

YouView - On 14 April 2011, YouView announced additional hardware partnerships with Vestel, Pace plc, Huawei and Manhattan

 

As of May 2011, Huawei has deployed over 100 SingleRAN commercial networks, which are capable of evolving into LTE, and of those that have deployed SingleRAN networks, more than 40 operators have announced the launch or the imminent launch of distinct LTE services add something

 

In May 2011 Huawei won two awards at the LTE World Summit 2011 for Significant Progress for a Commercial Launch of LTE by a Vendor and Best LTE Network Elements add something

 

In October 2011, the "Wall Street Journal" reported that Huawei had become Iran's leading provider of telecommunications equipment, including monitoring technologies that could be used for surveillance add something

 

In December 2011, "Bloomberg" reported that the U.S. is invoking Cold War-era national security powers to force telecommunication companies including AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to divulge confidential information about their networks in a hunt for Chinese cyber-spying, with Richard Falkenrath, a senior fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative, saying, This is beyond vague suspicions add something


2012

It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012 add something

 

ZTE - In 2012 politicians in the United States of America raised other security concerns in respect of ZTE and of another Chinese wireless equipment manufacturer, Huawei

 

Yemen Mobile - In 2012, Yemen mobile implemented ZTE network beside Huawei network as well as using LG-Nortel network in some eastern parts of the country

 

Viettel Mobile - It started producing mobile phones in late 2012, while discontinuing a cooperation with China's Huawei, which had previously produced Viettel phones

 

Wind Mobile - On March 26, 2012, the Mobile Syrup blog announced that Wind would release the Huawei U8651, Nokia Lumia 710 and Samsung Galaxy Q "in the late March or early April timeframe

 

In July 2012, Felix Linder and Gregor Kopf gave a conference at Defcon to announce that they uncovered several critical vulnerabilities in Huawei routers add something

 

In October 2012, it was announced that Huawei would move its UK headquarters to Green Park, Reading, Berkshire add something

 

Alexander Downer - Downer's comments are at odds with an October 2012 US congressional panel's findings that have deemed Huawei a security threat to the US and other nations

 

On 8 October 2012, a US House Intelligence Committee panel issued a report describing Huawei as a "national security threat" due to its alleged ties to various Chinese governmental agencies add something

 

On 9 October 2012, a spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated that the Canadian government invoked a national security exception to exclude Huawei from its plans to build a secure government communications network add something


2013

In an apparent attempt to break into the United State market Huawei became the main sponsor of the Jonas Brothers 2013 summer tour add something

 

The scholarship has attracted almost 200 above applications this 2013 add something

 

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G - A successor to the original Huawei Ascend Mate phablet unveiled in 2013, it has a revised design with a thinner build than its predecessor, adds support for LTE, and the ability to charge other USB devices with its own battery

 

Phablet - Examples of Android phablets with screens surpassing 6 inches in size began appearing in 2013; with the Chinese company Huawei unveiling its Ascend Mate at Consumer Electronics Show, and Samsung introducing the Galaxy Mega, a phablet with a variant, but unlike the Galaxy Note line it does not use a stylus

 

One 1 July 2013, Huawei Device announced former head of Nokia Colin Giles joined the company as Executive Vice President of Consumer Business add something

 

On 19 July 2013, Michael Hayden, former head of US NSA and currently a director of Motorola Solutions, says he is aware of hard evidence of spying activity by Huawei add something

 

Also on 15th September 2013, Huawei were announced as the new shirt sponsors of A-League club Wellington Phoenix FC. add something

 

YouSee - It was announced in September 2013 that Huawei were to do a complete overhaul of the 3G and 4G network infrastructure starting on 1 March 2014 and lasting 6 years

 

Also on 15 September 2013, Huawei were announced as the new shirt sponsors of A-League club Wellington Phoenix FC. add something

 

Rockstar Consortium - In October 2013, it was announced that Rockstar had started legal action against Google, Huawei and Samsung, and other makers of Android phones including Asustek, HTC, LG Electronics, Pantech, and ZTE


2014

On 17th January, 2014, Arsenal FC have announced that the Global Leader in Telecommunication Huawei will be their official Global Smartphone Partner add something

 

Windows Phone - At the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Microsoft announced that upcoming Windows Phone 8,1 devices will be manufactured by Gionee, HTC, Huawei, JSR, Karbonn, LG, Lenovo, Longcheer, Micromax, Nokia, Samsung, Xolo, and ZTE

 

In March 2014, Huawei becomes the shirt sponsor of Rayo Vallecano for two La Liga matches against Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao add something

 

Huawei debuted to the field of Cricket in April 2014 by becoming the principal sponsor of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a domestic cricket team that plays in the Indian Premier League add something

 

Telstra - April 2014: Telstra indroduced the first mobile broadband device from Huawei with $LTE (LTE_(telecommunication)) Advanced capability

 

On 12 September 2014, Galatasaray S.K. announced that Huawei will become their journey sponsor for one year period in Turkish National Süper Lig add something

 

Since October 2014 Huawei has been the main sponsor of South African Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town add something


2015

5G - In 2015 Huawei and Ericsson are testing 5G-related technologies in rural areas in Northern Netherlands

 

As of February 12, 2015, Huawei was announced as another sponsor for Mexico's Liga MX, Club América add something

 

On April 15, 2015, Huawei launched Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max. add something

 

Huawei has over 170,000 employees as of September 2015, around 76,000 of whom are engaged in research and development add something

 

On th 14 of October 2015, Huawei announced a sponsorship deal with Arsenal FC´s Alexis Sanchez for Huawei Chile add something


2016

In 2016, Huawei enterprise business group launched a new marketing slogan defining its position for the enterprise market, "Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected World" at CeBIT 2016 add something

 

YouSee - Also in 2016, YouSee started a nationwide upgrade of their broadband infrastructure in a partnership with Huawei

 

Porsche Design - The Porsche Design & Huawei Mate Series was a collaboration project of Porsche Design and Huawei since 2016

 

Porsche Design - The Porsche Design & Huawei Mate Series was a collaboration project of Porsche Design and Huawei since 2016

 

On 2 September 2016, Huawei was announced as the official sponsor of the Serbian national football team add something

 

In November 2016, a Pentagon report unearthed a backdoor in equipment jointly developed between Boyusec, which is one of the many cyber-security contractors the Chinese government uses to support its cyber-intelligence gathering operations, and Huawei add something

 

Alexis Sanchez - He appeared in an advert for Huawei to the tune of Blondie's One Way or Another which made its debut in November 2016


2017

Smartphone - In Q1 2017, IDC reported that Samsung was first placed, with 80 million units, followed by Apple with 50,8 million, Huawei with 34,6 million, Oppo with 25,5 million and Vivo with 22,7 million

 

BBK Electronics - In Q1 2017, BBK Electronics shipped 56,7 million smartphones surpassing both Apple and Huawei to become the 2nd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, just behind Samsung

 

Smart Communications - On February 2017, Smart and parent company PLDT signed a memorandum of understanding with China-based Huawei Technologies "to shape the strategic and commercial development of the 5G ecosystem in the Philippines"

 

5G - In April 2017 Huawei announced that it jointly with Telenor conducted successful 5G tests with speeds up to 70 Gbit/s in a controlled lab environment in Norway

 

In July 2017, Huawei surpassed Apple and became the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world , after Samsung add something

 

In September 2017, Huawei created an NB-IoT city-aware network using a "one network, one platform, N applications" construction model utilizing IoT, cloud computing, big data, and other next-generation information and communications technology , it aims to be one of the world's five largest cloud players in the near future add something


2018

Mobile phone - During Q2 2018, Huawei overtook Apple as the world's second-largest phone manufacturer

 

Phablet - In 2018, some models of Huawei like Mate 20 X and Honor 8X Max have surpassed the barrier of 7 inches of diagonal screen size

 

On February 14, 2018, in testimony to the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the heads of six major US intelligence agencies said they would not recommend the use of products and services from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE by Americans add something

 

In March 2018, Huawei announced its new flagship smartphone, the P20 Pro, which will be the world's first smartphone with three rear cameras add something

 

On April 17, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission held a preliminary, 5-0 vote on rules forbidding the use of government subsidies to purchase telecom equipment from companies deemed to be a risk to national security add something

 

5G - On July 25, 2018, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has conducted Bangladesh's first trial of fifth generation network

 

In August 2018 U.S. president Donald Trump signed a defence funding bill that blocked U.S. federal government entities from purchasing Huawei or ZTE equipment add something

 

ZTE - On August 14, 2018, it was announced that Trump had signed a bill banning the United States government from buying technology from ZTE and Huawei

 

In late November 2018, the New Zealand signals intelligence agency Government Communications Security Bureau blocked telecommunications company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, claiming that it posed a "significant network security risk add something

 

Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company's founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada on December 1, 2018 at the request of US authorities add something

 

Huawei's chief financial officer 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 add something