Huawei's revenue growth slowed down, compared to last year12
Last year Huawei saw a 35% revenue growth, while this year it reports 32% to its employees. Of course, this doesn't mean that 2016 has been better or worse for the company, since a lot of factors are at play when it comes to a company's revenue.
In an email to employees, acquired by Reuters, Eric Xu, Huawei's rotating chief executive, had this to say for 2016:
He continued by saying that the company will face “even greater global political and economic uncertainties” in 2017. With Donald Trump entering the Oval Office next month, you can't help but to wonder how this will affect Huawei.
Huawei is eyeing the second spot when it comes to smartphone market shares globally, but it would have to compete with Apple's dominance in the US in order to take it. Such attempts could be slowed to a halt by Trump's presidency, considering Huawei is based in China.