Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Continuously innovating based on customer needs, enhancing customer experiences and creating customer values. In 2016, Huawei's sales revenue is estimated at USD74.9 billion, a year on year increase of 32%. Huawei Smart PV Solutions are widely developed worldwide. According to HIS & GTM, Huawei ranks No.1 on terms of inverter global shipment.
As of December 31, 2016, Huawei has about 180,000 employees. Of the headcount, 45% or about 80,000 employees are specialized in R&D; 71% of the employees working overseas are local recruits.
Huawei has 12 Regional Headquarters, 15 R&D institute and centers, 36 joint innovation centers and 45 training centers worldwide. Products and solutions are applied in over 170 countries and regionsworldwide.
As of December 31, 2016, Huawei has filed a total of 57,632 patent applications in China and 39,613 patent applications outside of China. A total of 62,519 patent applications have been granted.