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February 15, 2017

What is Huawei?

Huawei is stepping up the pressure on mobile giants like Apple and Samsung.

By Hannah Williams

Huawei is a Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company.

When the company was first founded, it was focused on manufacturing phone switches but over the years has expanded to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to China and also manufacturing mobile devices for the consumer market.

Huawei’s entry into the mobile phone market in Europe came in the shape of the the Honor phone in 2014.

Formed in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army, Huawei is said to have over 170,000 employees.

The company is now one of the largest in the world when it comes to the manufacturing of telecommunications equipment.

The company is structured around three core business segments, Telecom Carrier Networks, which includes the building of telecommunications networks and services.

What are the other core business segments?

Enterprise business, for providing equipment software and services to enterprise customers and the manufacturing of electronic communications devices.

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Huawei recently collaborated with BT to develop 5G in the aim to lead industry adoption in the next generation of cellular technology.

The company’s revenue for 2016 was reported as being £60.06 billion.

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