Huawei Technologies joined the Paris Call on 1 st August, a
declaration aimed at spurring collective action toward securing cyberspace.
In becoming a Paris Call member, Huawei joins 564 other entities who have made a public
commitment to strengthening the security of digital products and digital systems. The
group’s members include 67 states, 139 international and civil society organizations, and 358
Launched by the French government in November 2018, the Paris Call is a declaration of
commitment to work collaboratively on one of the world’s most challenging issues. Members
work together to make digital products more secure, strengthen collective defenses against
cybercrime, and promote cooperation among stakeholders across national borders. They
also pledge adherence to international norms of responsible behavior in cyber space.
As a leading provider of information and communications technology, Huawei invests heavily
in research aimed at making our products and solutions as secure as possible, and is
committed to ensuring security for all customers and users. Huawei has grown into a leading
global ICT solutions provider and currently have nearly 188,000 employees in more than 170
countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Also, in
2018, Huawei sales revenue exceeded $100 billion for the first time, up 19.5% year-on-year,
and R&D expenditure accounted for 14.1% of the total annual revenue.
“The quest for better security serves as the foundation of our existence,” said John Suffolk,
Global Cyber Security & Privacy Officer at Huawei. “We fully support any endeavor, idea or
suggestion that can enhance the resilience and security of products and services for
Governments, customers and their customers. We support global collaborative action on
improving defenses against cybercrime, including openness, transparency and internationally
As a member of the Paris Call, Huawei will advocate zealously for the universal adoption of
objective testing and verification standards for all technology vendors. By relying on
objective third-party standards to test the security of technology made by any vendor, we
can ensure that decisions about security are based on facts, rather than emotions or political
Huawei will work with governments, other private companies, and civil society to promote
capacity-building measures that make the digital world more secure.