Inspiring dedication is one of Huawei’s core values, and it manifests itself in many ways. We assess employees and select managers based on their performance results, as well as the extent of their responsibilities. We provide our teams with a global development platform, giving young team members the opportunity to shoulder greater responsibilities and accelerate career growth. In this way, we have enabled hundreds of thousands of Huawei people to yield ample returns for their individual efforts, and gain memorable life experience.
Since 1988 hundreds of thousands of Huawei people have maintained an unwavering focus on our core business, refusing to cut corners and rejecting opportunism. With a solid, practical approach to everything we do, we have invested patiently, amassing the long-term, focused effort that leads to great moments of technological breakthrough. Our ability to maintain this strategic focus boils down to our core values of staying customer-centric, inspiring dedication, persevering, and growing by self-reflection. The digital era has been generous. We will make the most of the historic opportunities it presents, and boldly forge ahead to build a Better Connected World.
In 2015, Huawei’s revenue reached a whopping CNY395 billion (US$60.8 billion based on the year-end exchange rate), an increase of 37% year-on-year.
In our carrier business, our 4G equipment was widely deployed around the world and is now being used in the capital cities of over 140 countries. We recently launched our 4.5G solution to meet consumer demand for a better experience while protecting carrier investment in 4G. We have built over 280 commercial networks with our 400G core routers.
In our enterprise business, we applied our guiding principle of Business-Driven ICT Infrastructure (BDII) to lead the transformation of enterprise IT towards cloud architecture, and the transformation of enterprise networks towards SDN. Many Fortune Global 500 companies, such as the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the China Construction Bank, Deutsche Bahn, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, have selected Huawei as their partners. We have participated in the construction of over 660 data centers, including 255 cloud data centers.
In our consumer business, annual revenue grew by over 70%, securing a position for Huawei among the top three global device companies in terms of market share. This revenue growth is attributable to the robust growth of our mid-range and high-end products. Our smart watches and fitness bands have hit the fashion world like a storm. In the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), we have partnered with leading global automotive brands. We have made rapid progress in software UX and cloud services, and have effectively satisfied user experience needs across all usage scenarios.