Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
What do we offer the world?
We create value for our customers. Together with telecom carriers, Huawei has built over 1,500 networks, helping over one-third of the world's population connect to the Internet. Together with our enterprise customers, we employ agile enterprise networks, including open cloud networks, to drive efficient operations and agile innovation across domains like Safe City, finance, transportation, and energy. With our smart devices and smartphones, we are improving people's digital experience in work, life, and entertainment.
We promote industry development. Huawei advocates openness, collaboration, and shared success. Through joint innovation with our partners and peers we are expanding the value of information and communication technology to establish a robust and symbiotic industry ecosystem. Huawei actively participates in over 300 standards organizations, industry associations, and open source communities, having submitted over 43,000 proposals to drive standardization and pave the way for more effective collaboration. We have joined forces with industry partners to innovate in emerging domains like cloud computing, software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and 5G. Together, we are promoting ongoing, collaborative industry development.
We boost economic growth. Huawei generates tax revenues, boosts employment, and stimulates the development of the ICT value chain in the countries where we operate. Perhaps more importantly, we deliver innovative ICT solutions that drive the digital transformation of all industries, thereby fostering economic growth and greatly improving the quality of people's lives.
We drive sustainable development. As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei has made a significant contribution to bridging the digital divide. We are keenly aware of the importance of telecommunications in emergency response situations: Facing Ebola-affected areas in West Africa, nuclear contamination after the Japanese tsunami, and the massive earthquake that struck Sichuan, China, we hold fast in disaster zones to help restore communications networks and ensure the reliable operation of critical telecom equipment. To further promote sustainability, we develop the next generation of ICT talent with our global Seeds for the Future program, in which we give university students the opportunity to visit China, receive training, and gain first-hand experience in the ICT industry.
We provide dedicated employees with a strong growth platform. 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 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 their careers. In this way, we have enabled more than 170,000 employees to yield ample returns for their individual efforts, and gain memorable life experience.