Huawei grows enterprise revenue by 47%

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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Chinese vendor says enterprise revenue in 2016 was $5.9bn, a rise of 47% on 2015

Huawei’s business in the enterprise sector is growing by 47% a year, the company has announced.

Sales revenue in 2016 was the equivalent of $5.9 billion, Yan Lida, president of its enterprise business group, announced at a conference in Shenzhen, where the company has its headquarters.

“By harnessing opportunities to drive industry digital transformation through advanced ICT infrastructure, Huawei enterprise business group achieved rapid growth in several industries, such as government, energy, finance, transportation and manufacturing,” said Yan.

He said the group was “positioned to propel the development of a digital and intelligent society, and be an enabler and the best partner of digital transformation for industries”.

Vice president Ma Yue said the company has developed a platform and ecosystem strategy “to build an open, resilient, secure, and flexible platform of ICT infrastructure by continuously investing in new technologies such as cloud computing, the internet of things, big data, mobile broadband and artificial intelligence”.

He said that among Huawei’s enterprise customers were “172 enterprises of Fortune 500 and 43 enterprises of Fortune 100” that have chosen the company “as their partner for digital transformation”.

Meanwhile at the same event Huawei announced its CloudApp platform that provides social technology applications for enterprise.

“Ubiquitous connections, open cloud platforms and social technology industry applications facilitate the digital transformation of enterprises, and are also a three-layer architecture advocated by Huawei for the all-cloud network,” said Kevin Hu, president of Huawei’s switch and enterprise gateway product line. “It provides a wealth of mobilised apps that are designed for the varying demands of different industries, allowing users to achieve intelligent management of industries more efficiently.”