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.