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"achievement", "magnificent act" or "splendid act". Such a translation is an etymological curiosity, not to be used generally.
Type Founded Founder(s) Headquarters
Privately-held company 1988 Ren Zhengfei Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China Telecommunication 23.3 billion USD (2009 Q1) $1.15 billion USD (2009 Q1) 87,502(2008) www.huawei.com
Huawei was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1988, as a distributor of imported PBX products, with an initial registered capital of 24000 RMB. By 1989, Huawei started developing and later marketing its own PBX. After accumulating knowledge and resources on PBX business, Huawei achieved its first breakthrough into mainstream telecommunication market in 1993, by launching C&C08 digital telephone switch, which had a switching capacity of over 10K circuits. Until that time, Chinese domestic telecom companies were not able to build switches with such capacity. Huawei’s switches were first deployed only in small cities and rural areas. It eventually gained market share and made its way into major city switch offices and toll service. Other Huawei products also likely have such a history for their adoption, against the competition of then dominating foreign telecom equipment manufacturers. In 1994, Huawei established long distance transmission equipment business, launched its own HONET integrated access network and SDH product line. In 1996, Huawei captured its first overseas contract, providing fixed-line network products to Hongkong’s Hutchison-Whampoa. Later, in 1997, Huawei released its GSM product and eventually expanded to offer CDMA and UMTS. From 1998 to 2003, Huawei contracted with IBM for management consulting, and underwent significant transformation of its management and product development structure. After 2001, Huawei increased its speed of expanding into overseas market. By 2004, its overseas sales had surpassed that of the domestic market. Huawei has a joint venture with Siemens for developing TD-SCDMA products. In 2003, Huawei entered into a joint venture named Huawei-3Com with 3Com for Internet Protocol-based routers and switches, eventually selling its 49% stake to 3Com in 2007 for $US 882 million.
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Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Chinese: ?? ??????; pinyin: Huáwei Jíshu Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in the People’s Republic of China. It is headquartered in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong. Established in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Technologies is a private high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of communications equipments, and providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers. Huawei serves 35 of the top 50 telecoms operators and puts 10 per cent of revenue into R&D each year. In addition to the R&D centers in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Wuhan in China, Huawei also has R&D centers in Stockholm, Sweden; Dallas and Silicon Valley, U.S.; Bangalore, India; Ferbane in Offaly, Ireland; Moscow, Russia; Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Huawei and American security firm Symantec announced in May 2007 the forming of a joint-venture company that will develop security and storage appliances to market to telecommunications carriers. Huawei will own 51% of the new company, to be named Huawei-Symantec Inc. Symantec will own the rest. The joint-venture will be based in Chengdu. In May 2008, Huawei joined Optus in developing a mobile innovation centre in Sydney, Australia, aimed at accelerating the adoption of high-speed mobile and wireless broadband. 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.
Framework Agreement with Vodafone for mobile network infrastructure.  In 2006, Motorola signed a deal with Huawei where Motorola distributes and installs Huawei’s 3G equipment. On November 15 (2006), Huawei signed a deal worth 30 million euros (38.4 million USD) with German operator Versatel Holding Deutschland GmbH. Huawei will build a fibre-optic communication network based on Internet protocol (IP) for Versatel, Germany’s third largest fixed-line operator. On February 1 (2007), Forbes reported that France Telecom has selected Huawei to supply UMTS mobile equipment for its third generation network. Huawei replaced Alcatel/Motorola in Romania, and Nortel in Belgium. Vodafone awarded Huawei 2007 Global Supplier Award for Outstanding Performance in June, 2007. On October 29, 2007, Huawei announced a WiMAX Solution  Huawei E960 HSDPA supports two working modes of the wireless gateway and USB modem . It includes four LAN interfaces for the RJ 45, WLAN and USB interface multiplex. The power is supplied through the USB from the PC . Huawei pushes (broadband) Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC). Leading the company’s FMC initiatives is the new Huawei HG553 VoIP home gateway, currently available through Vodafone. The device combines a standard ADSL2 + Wi-Fi-enabled four port router with a pair of phone sockets for VoIP calling and a dockable USB mobile broadband dongle, giving the user a backup option of 3G data should the fixed-line service fail. Being removable means that the owner can take the mobile broadband service with them when necessary.
Products and product deployment
Huawei E220 HSDPA USB modem Huawei provides fixed network, mobile network, data communications, optical network, software & services and terminals, including modems --- ranging from switching, integrated access network, NGN, xDSL, optical transport, intelligent network, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, CDMA2000, a full series of routers and other LAN equipment. Huawei manufactures also mobile phones  such as the Vodafone 710 and 716), 3G HSDPA cards (Huawei E620 HSDPA Card is being offered by e.g., Vodafone in the United Kingdom and Telia in Sweden), 3G HSDPA USB modem, Huawei E220. and 3G HSUPA modem stick Huawei E172. In 2005, Huawei was selected by BT as a preferred supplier of communications equipment for BT’s 21CN network strategy.  In the same year, Huawei signed a Global
Huawei’s global contract sales for 2006 reached 11 billion USD (a 34% increase from 2005), 65% of which comes from overseas market. Huawei has now become a leading vendor in the industry and one of the few vendors in the world to provide end-to-end 3G solutions. In Feb 2009 CTS (Gibraltar) Ltd is due to launch a 3G Mobile network. This network is an end-to-end 3G solution provided by Huawei. In 2006, Huawei ranked No.1 in the global NGN market (Infonetics), No.1 in Mobile Softswitch (In-Stat), No. 2 in
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Optical Network (Ovum-RHK), No.1 in IP DSLAM (Infonetics), No.2 in broadband convergence routers (Gartner), and No.1 in MSAN market (Infonetics).. By the end of 2008, global contract sales of Huawei Technologies, China’s largest telecoms gear maker, jumped 46 percent to 23.3 billion USD. . Huawei also forecast sales of more than 30 billion USD in 2009. . In 2007, Huawei became the 4th largest patent applicant in the world after Matsushita, Philips Electronics and Siemens with 1,365 applications. It also recorded sales(not contract sales) of 12,56 billion USD (an increase of 49% from 2006) for the year, which makes it the fifth largest telecommunication company in the world in terms of revenue after Cisco, Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent, and Nokia Siemens.  Huawei Technologies was included in the World’s Most Respected 200 Companies list compiled by Forbes magazine in May 2007, one of the six from telecom industry. In December 2008, BusinessWeek magazine puts Huawei at number 3 after Apple and Google in their first annual list of ’The World’s Most Influential Companies’ in collaboration with an advisory board of 14 academics, consultants, and industry leaders worldwide, including Shelly Lazarus, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide and Jim Collins, author of Good to Great . . In the end of 2008, Huawei has successfully shipped over one billion licenses for its All-IP based mobile softswitch. This significant milestone was reached only five years after Huawei shipped the industry’s first mobile softswitch and it is the first time any manufacturer has reached this level. Huawei softswitches are speeding the transformation of mobile networks to All-IP in more than 100 countries. Huawei launched its IP-based mobile softswitch solution in 2003 and, in the same year, installed the world’s first 3G mobile softswitch with separate architecture in the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, the company created the world’s largest IP mobile softswitch network in China.  . In January 2009, a United Nations agency reported Huawei was the world’s top international patent seeker in 2008, which ended the almost one decade of domination by Netherlands’ Philips Electronics as the first place on the list of applicants for World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) patent protection. 
Huawei Tops list of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications
[27 January 2009] According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Huawei was ranked as the largest applicant under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), with 1,737 applications published in 2008. 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. http://www.wipo.int/ pressroom/en/articles/2009/article_0002.html Wipo, January 27, 2009
Huawei GPL License Violation
Huawei EchoLife HG510 and EchoLife HG520 router’s firmware is based on Linux and other OpenSource software (pppd, busybox, etc...) like all other routers based on same Broadcom BCM96348 chipset (eg.: U.S.Robotics USR9108 and Asus WL600g), however Huawei violates GPL license by refusing to provide firmware source code like other brands (U.S.Robotics, Asus, etc..) do.
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 "Contact us." Huawei. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.  Ren Zhengfei - Modeled After Mao. Time Magazine. 2005.  China’s technological challenger. The New Zealand Herald. March 15, 2007.  http://www.huawei.com/ corporate_information/milestones.do Major events on Huawei official website  3Com’s Big China Venture. Forbes. Nov 29, 2006.
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 Huawei, Symantec form joint venture. ZDNet Australia. May 22, 2007.  Optus opens up mobile research shop with Huawei. ZDNet Australia. May 22, 2007.  ’Clearwire, Comcast, Huawei and ITRI join WiMAX Forum Board of Directors’, Wimax News, Retrieved in March 2009  Vodafone, Huawei sign deal for 3G handsets. ZDNet News. February 15, 2006.  iSuppli Analyses Huawei 3G HSDPA Card. 3G.CO.UK. November 8, 2006.  Vodafone Mobile Connect super 3G USB modem. The Register. November 21, 2006.  http://www.huawei.com/news/ view.do?id=5402&cid=42  Huawei Picked for BT’s 21CN. Light Reading. APRIL 28, 2005.  Huawei Meets Vodafone’s Needs. Light Reading. NOVEMBER 22, 2005.  Motorola exec’s domain is profitable, if not sexy. Chicago Tribune. November 12, 2006.  Huawei wins first major German deal. China Daily. November 16, 2006.  France Telecom adds China’s Huawei to pool of UMTS equipment suppliers report. AFX News Limited. February 1, 2007.  Vodafone awards Huawei 2007 Global Supplier Award for Outstanding Performance. Huawei Press Releases. June 13, 2007.  webitpr | Huawei Launches New Generation WiMAX Commercial Solution
 http://www.huawei.com/policy/ simpleres.do?id=1063&type=abouthw  http://identitymanagement.itweek.co.uk/ vnunet/news/2230131/huawei-pushesfixed-mobile  Huawei Financial Highlights. Huawei Corporate Information. 2007.  ^ . China Huawei 08 contract sales up 46 pct at $23.3 bln  Huawei is No.4 in patent applications  Huawei is now the 5th largest Telecom company  List on Forbes website  . Business Week Publishes First Annual List of ’The World’s Most Influential Companies’.  The World’s Most Influential Companies  Huawei records industry first, ships 1 billionth mobile softswitch license  Shipment of Huawei Soft Switch Tops 1 Billion  China’s Huawei seeks most 2008 international patents  Technical details about Huawei EchoLife HG520  Huawei refuses to provide EchoLife HG520 firmware source  USRobotics GPL Central
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