Huawei established its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, in 2001. Today, the company has 13 regional offices in the U.S., including Bridgewater, New Jersey, Chicago and San Diego.

We also maintain six R&D centers developing the next generation of communications technologies, including our flagship research and development (R&D) facility in Santa Clara, California.

 

Huawei USA today employs over 1,200 professionals and support staff across its U.S. facilities, representing a tenfold growth in our U.S. operations since 2006. More than 75% of those employees are hired locally in the U.S., including key technical leaders, senior managers and executives.

 

In the U.S., Huawei operates four business groups:

 

Carrier business

Huawei’s carrier business provides telecommunications operators with unified platforms, consistent experiences, and adaptive solutions to support network data traffic, help carriers simplify networks, achieve technological upgrades, enable rapid deployments, streamline operations, and reduce network expenditure.

 

Enterprise business

Huawei’s highly efficient ICT solutions and services include unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), cloud computing, and enterprise information security. Formally launched in the fall of 2011, its U.S. Enterprise business go-to-market strategy delivers its broad portfolio of products to American enterprises through channel partners (VARS, Distributors, System Integrators and via Carriers as a channel). Some notable Huawei Enterprise channel partners include WAV, TigerDirect and NewEgg.

 

Consumer business

Huawei’s consumer business offers a suite of user-friendly mobile handsets, mobile broadband devices and home solutions. In June 2014, Huawei launched its U.S. market flagship smartphone, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. Available through the company’s new ecommerce site, GetHuawei.com, the Mate2 comes unlocked for just $299. The Ascend Mate2 features a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, a large 6.1-inch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 IPS screen, and lightning-fast LTE Cat4. Its long-lasting 3900mAh lithium polymer battery is so powerful it can charge other devices.

 

R&D

In order to meet the needs of its customers, Huawei focuses on providing continuous and sustainable customer-centric innovation.

 

U.S. Partners

 

Huawei depends on world-class companies in the U.S. as suppliers of software, products, components, chipsets and services. Since 2006, Huawei has purchased $40 billion in supplies from major U.S. technology companies, including ADI, Broadcom, Dell, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Micron Technology and Texas Instruments. We procured over $7 billion in 2014 from U.S. based companies.
Huawei’s procurements from these major American suppliers support tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

 

Huawei also collaborates on product development with U.S. technology giants, including VMware and Intel, and other global ICT leaders, such as SAP.

 

Huawei Support for U.S. Innovation

 

In 2014, Huawei USA spent $276 million on local innovation, particularly in cloud computing, information technology, network security and other new technologies.

 

Globally, Huawei increased its overall R&D investment to $5.06 billion.

 

Huawei sponsors and collaborates with universities across the nation on research and to help create the next generation of American Information Communications Technology (ICT) experts.

 

We invest about $10 million per year in research and collaboration programs. Our open innovation research model includes working with distinguished ICT experts at universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU), Yale University, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Berkeley, and North Carolina State University.