Tencent Technology News, according to foreign media reports, Huawei hopes to dominate the next generation of wireless technology, and is increasing the R&D budget at a rate that is difficult for other companies to achieve in order to achieve this goal. In 2018, Huawei's R&D budget reached $15.3 billion, about twice the R&D budget of five years ago.
The world's leading network equipment manufacturer spent $15.3 billion on research and development last year. This number is more than twice as many as five years ago. — among the top 10 companies with the largest R&D expenditure in the world, only Amazon's R&D budget has grown faster than Huawei.
Huawei's increasing R&D budget is to consolidate its leadership in the fifth generation of mobile networks. But this may make Washington feel uneasy. The Trump administration has repeatedly prevented Huawei from participating in the construction of 5G networks on a global scale.
Huawei is increasingly actively pursuing all areas from mobile and cloud services to semiconductors. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Huawei's R&D budget in 2018 is only behind Amazon, Alphabet and Samsung Electronics.
As companies around the world are preparing to invest billions of dollars in the construction of 5G networks, the US government is launching a campaign against Huawei. The 5G network is a key component of autonomous vehicles and other advanced infrastructure. Despite this, some countries in the world still choose to accept Huawei, and some countries will not completely restrict this Chinese supplier.
Huawei's R&D budget in 2018 increased by 149% compared with 2014, exceeding the growth rate of Apple, Microsoft and Samsung R&D budgets during the same period. In the same period, Amazon's R&D budget increased by 210%, which is the only company in the top ten companies with the largest R&D budget in the world.
Xiang Ligang, the telecommunications consultant and founder of the industry website Feixiang.com, said: “All the business achievements Huawei has achieved should be attributed to the company’s considerable R&D budget. This has greatly enhanced the company's competitiveness. ”
Huawei's R&D budget in 2018 accounts for 14% of its revenue, second only to Alphabet.
From 2014 to 2018, Huawei's total R&D expenditure was RMB 368 billion, ranking seventh & mdash; — calculated at an average exchange rate of approximately US$ 58 billion, or approximately US$ 54.6 billion at current exchange rates.
During the same period, Amazon was the world leader in R&D budgets. Bloomberg’s R&D expenditure figures are based on one-time expenses and non-recurring activity costs, which are based on the average exchange rate for the relevant period. (Tencent Technology Review / Music)