At Huawei, we believe in the transformative power of open collaboration. Whilst we exist to serve our customers, we also believe in every one of them by listening to their needs. Side-by-side, we’ve been growing together with our clients, business partners and local employees to achieve a better digital future through shared innovation. We’ve partnered with UK universities, research institutions, and network carriers, to embrace the next wave of digital transformation. As long-term investors, we’re committed to helping create jobs and opportunities, sponsoring education, building partnerships and supporting local communities. By growing together, we can unleash a far greater potential than we ever imagined.
Huawei is a 100% privately held company, with around 97,000 employee shareholders. At Huawei, we have built more than 1,500 telecommunication networks, helping connect over one-third of the world’s population. We assist organizations and industries ‘go digital’ by providing them with open, flexible, and secure information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure platforms. With our smartphones and other smart devices, we are improving user’s digital experience in their work and social life.
We put cyber security and privacy protection at the very top of our agenda. In our 30 years of business we have a good track record and we continue to work tirelessly to maintain it so that businesses and individuals around the world can rest easy.
We’ve been a part of the fabric of life in the UK since opening our first office in 2001. We work with all of the major UK telecommunication operators and we have built two joint innovation centers focusing on wireless, enterprise and cloud technologies.
In the 18 years we’ve been in operation in the UK, we’ve grown alongside our customers, partners and employees. At present, we employ 1,500 people who are focused on building a more prosperous, productive and connected future for the UK. To that end, we are proud to have exceeded the target as £2 billion five-year investment and procurement target for the UK (as announced in 2012), thereby becoming one of Britain’s largest sources of investment from China.
Every year, Huawei invests into R&D partnerships with British universities and currently work hand-in-hand with UK’s top academic institutions. In 2011, we launched our ‘Seeds for the Future’ program to develop local ICT talent and to date, this program has assisted 250 students, and created the opportunity for a four-week study trip to China for dozens of students each year.
Our long-term investment in the UK has allowed us to grow together in many dimensions and share our success in many ways. By continuing to grow together, the future can be brighter – and better for us all.