Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei. Initially, Huawei focused on manufacturing telephone boards and exchanges, and later expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, and providing operational and advisory services.
and equipment for enterprises inside and outside China, manufacturing communications equipment for the consumer market. Huawei had more than 170,000 employees as of September 2017, about 76,000 of whom work in R&D (research and development). It has 21 research and development institutes around the world. As of 2017, the company has invested US$13.8 billion in research and development.