Huawei maintains steady growth in the enterprise market in 2019
Huawei has confirmed steady growth in the enterprise market, achieving a global sales revenue of $12.8 billion - up 8.6 per cent year-on-year.
Huawei's enterprise business has become one of the key drivers of the company's overall expansion. In the Middle East specifically, the company's enterprise business group achieved exceptional results with sales revenue growing 24 per cent year-on-year, making the region one of the top performers for Huawei globally.
As of 2019, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner. In addition, Huawei's enterprise business has a network of more than 28,000 partners worldwide, which contribute up to 86 per cent of the global revenue of the business group. According to Huawei, the trust of these partners and customers has been essential to the company's success, and Huawei will continue to partner with governments and enterprises to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected intelligent world.
Through ongoing R&D and investment in new ICT technologies such as 5G, AI, and cloud, today Huawei fully leverages the collaborative advantages of new technologies to accelerate product innovation, industry digitization, and intelligent development. Moreover, the principle of "Being Integrated" has been well adopted in its enterprise business, so that success is shared with partners through fair, transparent, and simple partner policies.
Huawei also invested 15.3 per cent of its 2019 revenue - or approximately $18.8 billion - back into R&D in line with its long-term investment approach and commitment to provide technology innovations. Its total R&D spend over the past decade now exceeds $85.9 billion.
During 2019, Huawei leveraged the synergy among cloud, AI, and 5G to provide public cloud services and hybrid cloud solutions that are stable, reliable and sustainable. Huawei Cloud has launched more than 200 cloud services and 190 solutions, while more than 3 million enterprise users and developers currently use Huawei Cloud to develop products and solutions.
Using Cloud as the base, Huawei has launched Huawei Horizon Digital Platform by integrating new ICT technologies including IoT, AI, big data, video, converged communications, and GIS to build a foundation for the future digital world. According to leading independent market research firm Dell'Oro Group, Huawei ranked No. 1 in the share of the global Wi-Fi 6 indoor AP market, excluding North America between the third quarters of 2018 and 2019, through its provision of quality services for customers from various sectors such as education, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing.
In addition, in 2019, Huawei launched CloudEngine 16800, the industry's first data center switch built for the AI era, which has been commercially deployed in more than 150 enterprise data centers around the world. The three OptiXs, namely OptiXtrans, OptiXaccess, and OptiXstar, have been adopted by over 3,800 companies across 158 countries and regions. According to a Gartner's report released in September 2019, Huawei's storage products took up the Leaders' zone of the Magic Quadrant. Huawei also released two flagship solutions for the enterprise market - HiCampus and HiDC- by relying on its cutting edge technologies in 5G, optical transmission, Internet Protocol (IP) networking, and AI technologies and making collaborative innovation across technological domains.
Huawei has a wealth of experience in helping governments and enterprises go digital. In areas such as smart city, campus, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and education, Huawei works with global partners to roll out innovative solutions and business models to create new value.
As of 2019, Huawei has partnered with more than 4,200 service providers serving over 50,000 customers around the world. The company has participated in smart city projects in more than 200 cities across over 40 countries and regions, as well as assisting more than 1,000 financial institutions with digital transformation in terms of inclusive finance, data-driven service innovation, and open banking.
As part of powering enterprise partners and building a prosperous ecosystem, Huawei has established 13 OpenLabs worldwide to focus on the enterprise market. At these OpenLabs, partners receive support on the joint innovation of solutions, marketing, talent cultivation, finance, supply chains, and IT systems to continuously improve their capabilities and drive their transformation for shared success. Committed to sharing its experience, technology, and talent cultivation standards, Huawei has worked with a huge number of educational authorities, universities, and other ecosystem players from around the world to build an open and favorable ecosystem to cultivate ICT talents and drive industry digitisation.