Innovation lies at the core of Huawei’s global success.

Huawei’s earliest innovation was the development of the company’s own PBX (private branch exchange) telephone system. Over our 25-year history, Huawei’s dedication to innovation has included breakthroughs for the telecommunications industry, including the first mobile Wi-Fi dongle, and the first deployed WiMAX and LTE networks in the world.


As a company, Huawei is very focused on being agile, forward looking and aggressive when it comes to innovation.  About 45 percent, or 70,000 of our employees, are in research and development (R&D).   Annually, Huawei allocates at least 10% of revenues toward innovation.


Huawei consistently ranks in the top five of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) list for patent applications across all industries. As of 2013, Huawei had filed over 70,000 patent applications. The company has been granted more 36,500 patents, of which 90 percent are categorized as inventions.


In the United States, Huawei operates seven advanced R&D centers. They attract some of America’s brightest and most seasoned engineers, researchers and scientists, who are passionate about innovation. Huawei invests millions of dollars each year in research projects and partnerships with multiple U.S. institutions of higher education.


Between 2006 and 2011, Huawei’s U.S. revenues grew 26-fold, from $51 million to approximately $1.3 billion, while its R&D investment in the U.S. increased 15-fold, from $16 million to $276 million in 2013.


At Huawei, our innovation teams rethink how products and solutions can increase the efficiency of industries, improve the productivity of businesses, and meet the daily needs and lifestyles of consumers today and tomorrow.