Europe headquarters

  • Dusseldorf, DE

(. Sino华为 技术 有限公司/华为 技术 有限公司, Pinyin Huawei Jishu Yǒuxiàn Gongsi; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ) Huawei [ xwǎwěɪ ] is established in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei of telecommunications equipment based in Shenzhen, China. The Group has more than 140,000 employees. The profit in 2011 amounted to 2.952 billion U.S. dollars, with sales of 32.396 billion U.S. dollars. The company focuses on the development and production of devices for communication technology. These include mobile (UMTS, GSM, GPRS, GSM -R, WiMAX ), but also xDSL, Optical networks and terminals.

The German subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Germany GmbH has its headquarters in Eschborn and with additional offices in Berlin, Munich, Bonn, Cologne, Nuremberg, Darmstadt, Langenhagen, Dresden and Bamberg. In early 2008 the European headquarters from London was moved to Dusseldorf. Overall, Huawei employs more than 1400 employees in Germany (May 2011).

In the other subsidiary company Huawei Technologies Services GmbH, the former maintenance and service employees of O2 are summarized.

The Swiss subsidiary Huawei Technologies Switzerland AG is headquartered since 2008 in Köniz, Canton of Bern, with additional offices in Dübendorf, Zurich and other Swiss agglomerations. The subsidiaries employed 450 employees (May 2013). Infoniqa SQL AG is the technology integrator for Huawei Switzerland. The company also cooperates closely with local telecommunications providers such as Sunrise Communications AG.


Around the year 2002, the company accused by the network components manufacturer Cisco that the devices in hardware and software ( IOS) resembled the Cisco products almost every detail. In 2003, was a U.S. Supreme Court Cisco partly right, but only in the field of software. In the following Cisco and Huawei agreed to a settlement out of court. After the end of 2004 Third had confirmed the compliance of the comparison by Huawei, Cisco pursued the charges against Huawei no further. Once submitted, Huawei the European Patent Office in December 2006 patent is currently making in professional circles for annoyance because Huawei suspected for contributing to the IETF exploited to now claim patent protection to a previously known method.

The Chinese business magazine " Global Entrepreneur " stood out as the best Chinese companies in Europe in June 2007, Huawei.

Huawei founded in 2008 with the American Symantec, the joint venture Huawei Symantec, based in Chengdu, China. This Huawei held 51 % of the company, 49% of Symantec. In November 2011, Huawei has completely taken over and it paid 530 million U.S. dollars for Symantec's participation to the joint venture.

In March 2014 it was announced in the media that the U.S. NSA had spied the Group.

The main customers

Since 2006, the association is committed to promoting a German Research Network Association ( DFN-Verein ) in his 10 - Gigabit network X -WiN DWDM optical multiplexing technology manufacturer Huawei one.

Largest German client is the Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, the complete Ground surrounded its mobile network in southern Germany on the Huawei Technology (2008 to 2009).


In Germany, numerous devices, such as USB - USB modems and wireless routers, distributed from the production of Huawei, among others, T -Mobile, Vodafone and O2. There are also Huawei smartphones and tablets with Android or Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 operating system (eg, the U8230 ). Furthermore, the company also manufactures a number of products in the enterprise network.

See also: List of Huawei mobile phones.


The Huawei Technologies Germany GmbH is a member of the European Movement Germany since 2011.


Huawei has been accused by an investigating committee of the U.S. Congress, to be under the influence of the Chinese government. Like ZTE, Huawei could endanger U.S. national security and spying, the arguments of some Members. U.S. companies have been advised not to deal with Huawei, if they were interested in their intellectual property. Contrast, Huawei leads to the argument that the allegations in it were pure protectionism. Huawei itself was in the past espionage goal of the American secret NSA.

In Australia, Huawei has been excluded from the national broadband network. From Germany came accusations that Huawei routers are easy to hack.

Huawei is suspected to have delivered so-called embargoes goods in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This, according to Huawei's statements but before the entry into force of the so-called Iran Human Rights Regulation [ Regulation ( EU) No 264/ 2012] have happened. It should be according to Reuters not be excluded that produced by Huawei technology that is encompassed by the embargo, comes through third parties in Iran.

Radio reports

  • Astrid Frey Iron: How the Chinese IT company Huawei in Germany a foothold in Germany Funk - "Background" from the February 16, 2014