Huawei is a global leader in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. According to Forbes magazine, the company is one of the world’s most valuable brands. Its vision is to enrich people’s lives through digital technologies and customer-centric innovation. With more than 207,000 employees worldwide, the company serves a third of the world’s population.
Huawei in Brazil
Huawei arrived in Brazil in 1998 and began a solid and lasting partnership with telecommunications operators to install the first 2G networks. In 25-years, the company has consolidated its brand in the Brazilian market and contributed to its economic, social, and scientific development.
In recent years, Huawei has become a protagonist in deploying 5G networks in various parts of the world. In Brazil, for example, in partnership with telecommunications operators and the federal government, it is the supplier of network infrastructure equipment and a great development supporter of skilled and qualified talents in ICT.
Huawei built big telecommunications infrastructures in partnership with all the major operators in Brazil, helping to accelerate the adoption of 5G in the country. It provides services to 95% of the population in Brazil and wants to continue working to bring connectivity to remote locations in the country.
In Brazil, Huawei operates in four business units:
- Huawei Carrier Network Business Group (CNBG) offers telecommunications equipment and infrastructure to operators.
- Huawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) meets corporate needs by providing ICT solutions and infrastructure.
- Huawei Cloud provides public and hybrid cloud services and solutions for scaling businesses stably and securely.
- Huawei Digital Power presents photovoltaic energy solutions for energy generation, distribution, and storage.
Huawei believes digital transformation is the path to more sustainability and a zero-carbon economy based on renewable energy sources. That is why it is one of the companies that invest most in research globally and is one of the world’s largest patent holders, with more than 120,000 active patents worldwide. In the last 10-years, Huawei’s investments in R&D exceeded US$ 136 billion, which places the company in the 4th position in the world.
Huawei has been in Brazil for 25-years, placing itself as a digital transformation partner and contributing to high digital technologies in Brazilian society. In addition to being a leader in the domestic fixed line and mobile broadband market, Huawei has solutions for the public, private, financial, transportation, mining, energy industries, agriculture, health systems, education, and others.
Huawei in Paraná
The company has an office in Curitiba led by Claudinei Moriyama, Curitiba Branch Office Director. The office centers on Huawei ‘s business and social value activities in the southern region of Brazil. Huawei also keeps offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and Recife, in addition to a Distribution Center in Sorocaba (São Paulo State) and two manufacturing units in Jundiaí (São Paulo State) and Manaus (Amazonas State).
In 2022, Huawei and the carrier TIM announced a collaborative agreement and launched the Cidade 5G project to transform Curitiba into a Smart City through digital transformation and inclusion. Curitiba was the first city chosen to participate in this initiative.
Curitiba is also a stop for the ICT Roadshow and the 5G Truck itinerant projects presenting Huawei’s ICT solutions and their benefits, highlighting digital technologies such as Wi-Fi 6, the Internet of Things (IoT), generative artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, storage, and cybersecurity service, carrying knowledge, trends and opportunities to companies, governments and educational institutions.
Talent Development and Social Value
Huawei works in partnership with Brazilians, driving innovation and helping to develop new local talent for the telecommunications industry. In 10-years, it has trained more than 40,000 professionals across Brazil.
In 2020, it became a partner in the innovation environment in the State by signing the first technical cooperation agreement with the Federal Institute of Paraná in Londrina. Since then, the Institute has been integrating disciplines from the Huawei ICT Academy training project, an online free platform with subjects like 5G, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing, into the academic environment.
More than 900 students attended training activities, and 80 received international certifications in Huawei technologies. In addition to new talent development, there were benefits in equipment and infrastructure. It was the first project of a large multinational, within the scope of the Technological Innovation Law, on the Londrina campus, a landmark for the city.