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Development Strategies of Huawei, 2020 and Beyond

  • Company Profile

  • 35 Pages
  • June 2020
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 5117021

In December 2018, the US government requested the Canadian police to arrest Meng Wanzhou pursuant to the extradition treaty between Canada and the United States. In May 2019, the US government restricted US firms from selling components and technology to Huawei and put Huawei in a difficult situation. In 2020, following embracing cooperate restructuring and supply chain strengthening strategies, Huawei has been attempting to maintain revenue growth and survive from the global backlash against Huawei, especially the United States and its allies, while maintaining its leading position in the global communications market in the 5G era. This report provides an overview of Huawei in terms of revenue performance and market presence; points out three major challenges amid the US-China trade war and COVID-19 pandemic; examines countermeasures of the company in response to US government charges against Huawei, COVID-19 pandemic, and difficulties facing its business groups over the years.

List of Topics:

  • Development of Huawei, touching the company's revenue and profit performance and its business group revenues in recent years
  • New product solutions of Huawei's new Cloud & AI and smart car business units
  • Three major challenges facing Huawei and the company's countermeasures
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Table of Contents

1.Introduction of Huawei
1.1 Maintained Double-Digit Revenue Growth in 2019 Despite US Sanctions
1.2 Huawei Has Telecom Customers in All Markets Outside of the US
2. Challenges Facing Huawei
2.1 US Restrictions on Supply and Demand Hamper Huawei's Market Expansion
2.1.1 Supply-side: Barriers on Huawei's Acquisition of Critical US software and hardware components Increase
2.1.2 Demand-side - Restrictions placed in the name of national security on the purchase of Huawei equipment by US companies with alternatives suggested9
2.2 COVID-19 Epidemic May Negatively Impact Huawei in Two Ways
2.2.1 Mobile Carriers Delaying Their Network Upgrades and Reducing Their Annual Capital Expenditures
2.2.2 Many Countries Have Questioned China’s Handling of the Epidemic and Huawei May Be Caught in the Backlash
2.3 Slow Growth in Two Major Business Groups with Better Performance Needed in Europe and East Asia
3. Countermeasures of Huawei
3.1 Response to US Government and COVID-19
3.1.1 Actively Counter US Government's Accusations through Litigation and Public Statements
3.1.2 Consolidation of Relations with Friendly European Nations
3.1.3 Huawei Aims for Becoming an International Leader in Communications Technology
3.1.4 Improving the Self-Sufficiency in Critical Software and Hardware
3.2 Response to Issues Facing Business Groups
3.2.1 Consolidation of 5G Orders for Chinese Market
3.2.2 Corporate Restructuring to Create New BU for Cloud & AI and Smart Car
3.2.3 Continued Rollouts of New Products into Main Product Lines
4. Author PerspectiveAppendixList of Companies
List of Tables
Table 1 Huawei Revenue and Profit Performance, 2013-2019
Table 2 Annual Revenue Growth of Huawei by Business Group and Geographic Region, 2013-2019
Table 3 Huawei's Response to US Government Sanctions
Table 4 Leading US/Chinese ICT Vendors; Lobbying Amount in the EU
Table 5 R&D Spending of the Top Three Mobile Communications System Vendors, 2015-2019
Table 6 Key Investments of Hubble Technology, 2019-2020
Table 7 Outcome of Huawei Bids on China Mobile 5G Projects
List of Figures
Figure 1 Huawei's Revenue Distribution by Business Group, 2013-2019
Figure 2 Huawei's Revenue Distribution by Region, 2013-2019
Figure 3 Huawei's Market Presence in Key Telecom Equipment Markets, 2019
Figure 4 Research Findings on 5G Patent Families
Figure 5 Illustration of HiSilicon Product Lines
Figure 6 Six Features of Huawei Cloud
Figure 7 Huawei HiCar Product Features and Strategies
Figure 8 Huawei 1+8+N Product Roadmap
Figure 9 Huawei WeLinks Four Key Product Elements and Results of Pre-Launch Trials



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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 3PEAK Inc
  • Alibaba
  • Apple
  • China Mobile
  • CICT
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Da-Jiang Innovations
  • Ericsson
  • FiberHome
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Hikvision
  • HiSilicon
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • iDeepWise Artificial Intelligence
  • Intel
  • Jiehuate Micro-Electronic
  • Juniper
  • Kingdee
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • NewCoSemi Beijing
  • Nokia
  • North Ocean Photonics
  • NTT Docomo
  • Oppo
  • Qualcomm
  • Sharp
  • Shoulder Electronics
  • tarconn Electronics
  • Suzhou Yutai Auto Electronics
  • Tencent
  • Tianyue Advanced Material Technology
  • Vivo
  • Xiaomi
  • Youyou Network
  • ZTE


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The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


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  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis