#20in2020

20 years ago, Huawei established its first European R&D centre in Sweden. This was the first step of many that has seen a strong and lasting collaboration emerge.

Today, we employ over 13,300 people in Europe, running two regional offices and 23 R&D sites.

Building on our common history, values and interests, we can take this partnership beyond 2020 to develop sovereign digital leadership for Europe and a better future for everyone.

Let’s celebrate this milestone together! Throughout 2020, we will be organising activities to mark this important anniversary and to reflect on perspectives for the future. Watch this space for events and sign up for our email updates to receive invitations.

Huawei's European Family: 20 years in Europe

Milestones
  • Huawei opens Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels

    The centre facilitates collaboration with European partners in an environment of fact-based trust and security.

  • First company to achieve CE certification for its 5G products

    5G NR products pass the strict verification requirements of TÜV SÜD, the EU's certification authority

  • Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G

    Wins prestigious GSMA award at MWC 2017

  • Link-up with camera maker Leica

    Establishes new Research and Innovation Center with Leica Camera in Wetzlar, Germany

  • European Research Institute Launch

    Opens the ERI in Leuven, Belgium, to coordinate Huawei's research and innovation effort throughout Europe and drive 5G development

  • 5G-PPP gets underway

    Joins the massive effort of the EU's 5G Public and Private Partnership (5G-PPP)

  • Huawei joins EU Metis project

    Selected for METIS to work on solutions for 5G mobile and wireless communications by 2020

  • Seeds for the Future European launch

    Opens global flagship e-skills training intiative to European students

  • Ushering in LTE era in Europe

    Deploys world's fastest commercial mobile broadband network for TeliaSonera in Norway, reaching ten times the speed of existing 3G network

  • First All-IP network in Germany

    Installs ME60 multi-service control gateways (MSCG) for telecoms provider QSC and 8 000 2G and 3Gbase stations for Telefonica O2

  • First contract to supply infrastructure to BT

    Deploys multi-services access network (MSAN) and transmission equipment in UK to support BT's 21st Century Network

  • Huawei sets up in France

    Opens office in Boulogne-Billancourt, Issy-les-Moulineaux and Lyon, with 78% of suppliers contracted under French law

  • Huawei expands business to Europe

    Immediately invests in innovation by opening first European R&D centre in Stockholm, Sweden