Founded in 1987, Huawei is an entirely employee-owned private company and a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with a vision to enrich life through communication. Through the company’s 150,000 employees and dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end capabilities across the carrier networks, enterprise and consumer markets by providing competitive solutions and services, which have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world’s population.
In early 2013, The Economist Intelligence Unit produced a report for Huawei, titled A brave new world: What it means for Huawei. It examined major global trends in politics, trade and cyber-security and drew out their implications for Huawei, both as a leading technology firm and as a pioneer among Chinese companies going global. At the time, Huawei was in the spotlight of the global cyber-security debate, following the publication of the controversial report by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee (hereafter, “the US House Report”), which accused Huawei and another China based information and communications technology (ICT) firm, ZTE, of aiding and abetting Chinese state espionage—although the report was widely suspected of protectionist motivations.