Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. We have continued to show growth in our business and, in 2015, our global revenue reached $60.8B. We are an employee-owned Fortune Global 500 company that operates three business groups to deliver comprehensive solutions for telecom operators, consumers and enterprises. Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
The company serves customers in more than 170 countries with an array of advanced products and services that span wireless, micro/millimeter wave, IP, optical, routing, switching and data center networks, power products, smartphones and mobile broadband solutions. Through our 176,000 employees and dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing.
Research& Development (R&D) is fundamental in creating values for our customers and bringing innovation for the industry. Huawei has set up 16 R&D centers in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, India, Russia, Japan, Canada, Turkey, and China. Huawei employs approximately 79,000 product and solution R&D employees, comprising 45% of our total global workforce.
Huawei continues to focus investment in key technologies, architectures, and standards in the ICT field with the aim of providing broader, smarter and more energy-efficient solutions and creating a better experience for users. We are committed to continuous innovation and have made significant achievements in the fields of future 5G communications, IoT, SDN/NFV, network architecture and computing. We are always looking to build a healthy ecosystem, explore the market with peers, and contribute to international standards organizations.
Huawei has joined 300 domestic and international industry standards bodies, including the 3GPP, IETF, IEEE, ITU, BBF, ETSI, ATIS, TMF, WFA, CCSA and OMA, occupying more than 280 leadership positions, including board members of IEEE-SA, ETSI, WFA, TMF, OpenStack, Linaro, OASIS, and CCSA. Huawei is the leader in global LTE commercial deployments and is a major force for driving its standardization.
In 2001, Huawei established its North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. Today, the company has 14 regional offices in the U.S. We also maintain seven R&D centers developing the next generation of communications technologies, including our flagship R&D facility in Santa Clara, California.
Presently, the company employs over 1,200 professionals and support staff across its U.S. facilities, representing a tenfold growth in our U.S. operations since 2006. More than 72% of those employees are hired locally in the U.S.
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