: Xùn Léi
; literally: 'thunderbolt') is a Chinese multinational technology company and an online service provider
founded in 2003. The subsidiary of Xunlei Limited, Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. (Chinese
) was formerly known as Sandai Technologies (Shenzhen) Inc. and changed its name to Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies, Co., Ltd. in May 2005. In April 2014, Xunlei received an investment from a Chinese electronics company Xiaomi
of $200 million. On 24 June 2014, it went public on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, selling 7.315 million American depositary shares (ADS) at $12 and raising just shy of $88 million. According to the annual ranking of China's top 100 internet companies released by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
of the Chinese government, Xunlei occupied 42nd place in 2017's ranking.
The main products developed by Xunlei Limited is the Xunlei download manager
software, supporting HTTP
, and BitTorrent
protocols. , it was the most commonly used BitTorrent client in the world. In October 2017, the company announced that it will transform itself into a blockchain
company, and release a blockchain-based product named OneThing Cloud
. OneThing Cloud users get LinkToken(one kind of virtual token) for contributing their bandwidth to the Xunlei's Content Delivery Network
Xunlei Ltd. announced that its board of directors has appointed Mr. Lei Chen, who is a former Tencent
cloud computing unit leader, as its Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Director of the Board on June 29, 2017. On December 12, 2017, Xunlei announced that the board of directors of the Company has elected Mr. Chuan Wang as the Chairman of Board of Directors of the Company. Wang has been a director of Xunlei since March 2014. Wang is a co-founder of Xiaomi Inc.
, where he has served as its vice president since 2012. He is also the founder of Beijing Duokan Technology Co., Ltd., where he has served as its chief executive officer since its inception of business in 2010. Read more...