More than a third of the world's population and more than half of Germany's population directly or indirectly use technology from the Chinese company, based in Shenzhen. Huawei Technologies is one of the world's leading providers of information technology and telecommunications solutions. The company employs 197,000 people worldwide and is active in 170 countries with its three business units Carrier Network, Enterprise Business and Consumer Business. Huawei has been active in Germany since 2001 and employs over 2,500 people at 18 locations, including Düsseldorf, Berlin, Munich, and Bonn. Huawei's largest European research center is located in Munich.