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 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
The early years
We are a pioneer - and there's no doubt more companies like Huawei are coming
Remarks by Viviane Reding, Former Vice-President of the European Commission, at the Chinese New Year Celebration, Brussels, 4 February 2020
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Chinese New Year Celebration in Brussels: Huawei “More Committed To Europe Than Ever”
Guests gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to join in Huawei’s #20in2020 celebrations
Remarks by Abraham Liu, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, at the Chinese New Year Celebration, Brussels, 4 February 2020
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TRUSTWORTHINESS AND SECURITY – THE FOUNDATIONS OF EU 5G
Europe and Huawei can work together to create a better digital future for everyone
2020 - Twenty years of Huawei in Europe
In the year 2000, Huawei took its first steps in Europe by opening an R&D centre in Sweden
Euronews interview with Ren Zhengfei
Euronews met up with Huawei’s founder at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen.
A trusted partnership for Europe’s connected future
Speech by Abraham Liu, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President European Region, delivered during the Public Debate in the European Parliament