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  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Sep 14, 1987

    Foundation

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Monday Sep 14, 1987

    The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei.




  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    1993

    The company's first major breakthrough

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    1993

    The company's first major breakthrough came in 1993, when it launched its C & C08 program controlled telephone switch. It was by far the most powerful switch available in China at the time. By initially deploying small cities and rural areas and placing emphasis on service and customizability, the company gained market share and made its way into the mainstream market.




  • Beijing, China
    1996

    Major Turning point For The company

    Beijing, China
    1996

    Another major turning point for the company came in 1996, when the government in Beijing adopted an explicit policy of supporting domestic telecommunications manufacturers and restricting access to foreign competitors.




  • China
    1997

    A Contract to provide fixed-line network products

    China
    1997

    In 1997, Huawei won a contract to provide fixed-line network products to Hong Kong company Hutchison Whampoa. Later that year, Huawei launched its wireless GSM-based products and eventually expanded to offer CDMA and UMTS.




  • Bangalore, India
    1998

    Opening (R&D) center in India

    Bangalore, India
    1998

    In 1999, the company opened a research and development (R&D) center in Bangalore, India to develop a wide range of telecom software.




  • Hangzhou, China
    May, 2003

    Partnering with 3Com on a joint venture

    Hangzhou, China
    May, 2003

    In May 2003, Huawei partnered with 3Com on a joint venture known as H3C, which was focused on enterprise networking equipment. It marked 3Com's re-entrance into the high-end core routers and switch market, after having abandoned it in 2000 to focus on other businesses. 3Com bought out Huawei's share of the venture in 2006 for US$882 million.




  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Jul, 2003

    Establishing Their Handset department

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Jul, 2003

    In July 2003, Huawei established their handset department.


  • China
    2004

    Their First Phone

    China
    2004

    By 2004, Huawei shipped their first phone, the C300.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    2005

    Signing Global Framework Agreement

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    2005

    In 2005, Huawei's foreign contract orders exceeded its domestic sales for the first time. Huawei signed a Global Framework Agreement with Vodafone. This agreement marked the first time a telecommunications equipment supplier from China had received Approved Supplier status from Vodafone Global Supply Chain.


  • Chengdu, China
    2007

    The joint venture Huawei Symantec

    Chengdu, China
    2007

    In 2007, Huawei began a joint venture with U.S. security software vendor Symantec Corporation, known as Huawei Symantec, which aimed to provide end-to-end solutions for network data storage and security.


  • Sydney, Australia
    May, 2008

    Establishing a Technology research facility in Sydney

    Sydney, Australia
    May, 2008

    In May 2008, Australian carrier Optus announced that it would establish a technology research facility with Huawei in Sydney.


  • Oslo, Norway
    2009

    One of The World's First LTE/EPC Commercial Networks

    Oslo, Norway
    2009

    Huawei delivered one of the world's first LTE/EPC commercial networks for TeliaSonera in Oslo, Norway in 2009.


  • New York, U.S.
    2010

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2010

    New York, U.S.
    2010

    Huawei was ranked 397 on the 2010 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2011

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2011

    New York, U.S.
    2011

    Huawei was ranked 352 on the 2011 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • China
    Sep, 2012

    The First 4G Ready Phone

    China
    Sep, 2012

    In September 2012, Huawei launched their first 4G ready phone, the Ascend P1 LTE.


  • Reading, Berkshire, England
    Oct, 2012

    Huawei Moves its UK headquarters

    Reading, Berkshire, England
    Oct, 2012

    In October 2012, it was announced that Huawei would move its UK headquarters to Green Park, Reading, Berkshire.


  • New York, U.S.
    2012

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2012

    New York, U.S.
    2012

    Huawei was ranked 351 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2013

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2013

    New York, U.S.
    2013

    Huawei was ranked 315 on the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Jan, 2015

    Discontinuing The "Ascend" brand

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Jan, 2015

    In January 2015, Huawei discontinued the "Ascend" brand for its flagship phones, and launched the new P series with the Huawei P8.


  • New York, U.S.
    2014

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2014

    New York, U.S.
    2014

    Huawei was ranked 285 on the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2015

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2015

    New York, U.S.
    2015

    Huawei was ranked 228 on the 2015 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2016

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2016

    New York, U.S.
    2016

    Huawei was ranked 129 on the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • New York, U.S.
    2017

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2017

    New York, U.S.
    2017

    Huawei was ranked 83 on the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    Banning Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government

    Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    In August 2018, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) was signed into law, containing a provision that banned Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government, citing security concerns.


  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    An arrest warrant was issued against Meng Wanzhou

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    On 22 August 2018 an arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Meng (Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO) was charged with "conspiracy to defraud multiple international institutions", according to the prosecutor.


  • Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    Arresting Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO "Meng Wanzhou"

    Vancouver, Canada
    Saturday Dec 01, 2018

    On 1 December 2018, Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO Meng Wanzhou, daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities. She faced extradition to the United States on charges of violating sanctions against Iran.


  • Vancouver, Canada
    Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

    Releasing Meng

    Vancouver, Canada
    Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

    The warrant was based on allegations of a conspiracy to defraud banks which were clearing money that was claimed to be for Huawei, but was actually for Skycom, an entity claimed to be entirely controlled by Huawei, which was said to be dealing in Iran, contrary to sanctions. None of the allegations have been proven in court. On 11 December 2018, Meng was released on bail.


  • New York, U.S.
    2018

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2018

    New York, U.S.
    2018

    Huawei was ranked 72 on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 2019

    The U.S. Federal prosecutors formally indicted Meng and Huawei

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 28, 2019

    On 28 January 2019, U.S. federal prosecutors formally indicted Meng and Huawei with thirteen counts of bank and wire fraud (in order to mask sale of U.S. technology in Iran that is illegal under sanctions), obstruction of justice, and misappropriating trade secrets. The Department also filed a formal extradition request for Meng with Canadian authorities that same day.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 06, 2019

    Huawei Sues U.S. Government

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 06, 2019

    Huawei filed a lawsuit over the act in March 2019, alleging it to be unconstitutional because it specifically targeted Huawei without granting it a chance to provide a rebuttal or due process.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2019

    The Department of Commerce's Reponse

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 15, 2019

    On 15 May 2019, the Department of Commerce added Huawei and 70 foreign subsidiaries and "affiliates" to its entity list under the Export Administration Regulations, citing the company having been indited for "knowingly and willfully causing the export, reexport, sale and supply, directly and indirectly, of goods, technology and services (banking and other financial services) from the United States to Iran and the government of Iran without obtaining a license from the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)". This restricts U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei without a government license.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Friday May 17, 2019

    Huawei Voluntarily Suspended Its Membership To JEDEC

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Friday May 17, 2019

    On 17 May 2019, Huawei voluntarily suspended its membership to JEDEC, as a temporary measure, "until the restrictions imposed by the U.S. government are removed".


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 2019

    The Department of Commerce granted Huawei a Temporary Three-month license

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday May 19, 2019

    On 19 May 2019, the Department of Commerce granted Huawei a temporary, three-month license to continue doing business with U.S. companies for the purposes of maintaining its existing smartphone and telecom products without interruption, whilst long-term solutions are determined.


  • Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    Arm Holdings suspended its business with Huawei

    Cambridge, England
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    On 22 May 2019, Arm Holdings also suspended its business with Huawei, including all "active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements". Although it is a Japanese-owned company based in the UK, Arm cited that its intellectual property contained technologies of U.S. origin that it believed were covered under the Department of Commerce order. This prevents Huawei from manufacturing chips under the ARM architecture.


  • Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday May 23, 2019

    Toshiba briefly Suspended All Shipments To Huawei

    Minato, Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday May 23, 2019

    On 23 May 2019, Toshiba briefly suspended all shipments to Huawei, as a temporary measure while Toshiba determines whether or not U.S. made components or technologies are being sold.


  • San Ramon, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    The SD Association had removed Huawei from its list of members

    San Ramon, California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 22, 2019

    On 23 May 2019, it was reported that the SD Association had removed Huawei from its list of members—implicating a revocation of its membership to the association.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Friday May 24, 2019

    The Wi-Fi Alliance "temporarily restricted" Huawei's membership

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Friday May 24, 2019

    On 24 May 2019, the Wi-Fi Alliance also "temporarily restricted" Huawei's membership.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    Huawei Was once again Listed In The Associations

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    On 29 May 2019, it was reported that Huawei was once again listed as member of JEDEC, the SD Association, and Wi-Fi Alliance.


  • Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 2019

    IEEE banned Huawei Employees

    Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday May 30, 2019

    The science organization IEEE had initially banned Huawei employees from peer-reviewing papers or handling papers as editors on May 30th 2019, citing legal concerns.


  • Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Jun 03, 2019

    Revoking IEEE ban For Huawei

    Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Jun 03, 2019

    IEEE ban was revoked on June 3rd 2019.


  • Osaka, Japan
    Saturday Jun 29, 2019

    The G20 Summit

    Osaka, Japan
    Saturday Jun 29, 2019

    On 29 June 2019 at the G20 summit, Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations. Trump made statements implicating plans to ease the restrictions on U.S. companies doing business with Huawei, explaining that they had sold a "tremendous amount of products" to the company, that they "were not exactly happy that they couldn't sell", and that he was referring to "equipment where there's no great national security problem with it." BBC News considered this move to be a "significant concession".


  • New York, U.S.
    2019

    Fortune Global 500 List of 2019

    New York, U.S.
    2019

    Huawei was ranked 61 on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.


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