Huawei announces 8.6pc increase in enterprise business in 2019
TDT | Manama
Huawei announced recording a steady growth in the enterprise market, achieving a global sales revenue of USD12.8 billion—up 8.6 per cent year-on-year. Huawei said its enterprise business has become one of the key drivers of the company’s overall expansion, with sales revenue in the Middle East growing 24pc 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. Besides, Huawei’s enterprise business has a network of more than 28,000 partners worldwide, which contribute up to 86pc of the global revenue of the business group.
Huawei said it also invested 15.3 pc of its 2019 revenue – or approximately USD18.8 billion – back into R&D in line with its long-term investment approach and commitment to providing technology innovations. Its total R&D spend over the past decade now exceeds USD$85.9 billion.
During 2019, Huawei said it 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 centre switch built for the AI era, which has been commercially deployed in more than 150 enterprise data centres 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.
In areas such as smart city, campus, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and education, Huawei said it works with global partners to roll out innovative solutions and business models to create new value.