Huawei forms new teams to advance into digital finance, energy, manufacturing, public services sectors amid US sanctions
- The new teams now bring to 20 Huawei’s total number of so-called legions, which are cross-departmental groups that work on specific industries
- These legions reflect Huawei’s goal to expand its revenue sources, while working to stay relevant in the smartphone and telecoms equipment markets
These so-called legions will each focus on specific industries that include digital finance, energy, machine vision, manufacturing digitalisation and public services, according to a video announcement posted on Shenzhen-based Huawei’s online employee forum on Tuesday.
The creation of legions reflects Huawei’s goal to quickly expand its revenue sources, while working to stay relevant in the global smartphone and telecoms carrier equipment markets.
Huawei must win this battle, according to Ren. “Everyone needs to keep this mission in mind … We need to make winning battles one of our core beliefs,” the 77-year-old company founder said in the video.
In March this year, the legions that Huawei created covered a broad swathe of industries. These included power, public services, railway and aviation, interactive media, fitness and health, display semiconductors, industrial estate, wide area networks, data centres, and digital sites.
Privately held Huawei, however, has not revealed any financial data that would indicate how its legions strategy has made a difference in its operations.