In accordance to a new report by the European Patent Office, Huawei—a leading international provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices—filed more patent applications in Europe than any other company previous year, pioneering the advancement of solutions to support digital transformation globally.
Of its patent applications, about two thirds of those were in the area of digital communications, which includes the development of 5G technology. Huawei has already been leading 5G expansion worldwide, now targeting on vertical industry, ecosystem, and 5G talent developments in 2020.
Huawei filed 3,524 patent applications on the whole, far more than the next highest company, and by far the largest filer of digital communications patents. The report mentioned that US, Chinese and European companies each contributed around a quarter of all applications in digital communications. Applications by Chinese firms have risen nearly six-fold since 2010.
Previously this year, the European Union provided a set of regulations, referred to as the “5G toolbox”, that allowed Huawei to continue taking part in Europe’s 5G roll out in spite of pressure from the present US administration.
It turns out to be clear why Huawei shown so self-confident by the founder and many other executives against the sanctions of the US government, which Huawei put on the blacklist, the Chinese were cut off by many providers. The company invested heavily in its own development and research in order to emerge as more independent of supply chains.