Huawei Technologies is one of the world’s leading providers of information technology and telecommunications solutions. More than a third of the world’s population and more than half of the German population use Huawei technology directly or indirectly. The company, headquartered in Shenzhen, has 188,000 employees worldwide and is active in 170 countries with its three business units Carrier Network, Enterprise Business and Consumer Business. Huawei employs 80,000 people in research and development and operates 16 research and development clusters and, together with partners, 28 innovation centers worldwide. Huawei has been active in Germany since 2001 and employs over 2,500 people at 18 locations. The headquarters of Huawei’s European Research Centre is located in Munich.