Huawei announced to invest Rs 1051 Crores in R&D Center at Bangalore
Huawei announced that it has launched its new Research & Development center in Whitefield, Bangalore. The one million sq. ft. campus built on a 20 acre land will accommodate up to 5,000 engineers and includes an R&D Block, customer experience center, large cafeteria, multilevel car park and residential block for expat employees, said the company. Huawei has invested over US$ 170 million (Rs. 1051 crores approx.) in building the new campus in Bangalore.
It’s first overseas research and development center being set up in Bangalore in 1999. Today it has over 2700 engineers, out of which more than 98% are local employees including leadership roles. It is also the largest and the most important R&D center of Huawei, outside of China. It also celebrates 15 years of operation in India and has launched Huawei – 15 years of enabling digital India campaign. Huawei is partnering with leading mobile service provider in India to build India’s 1st 4G LTE commercial network.
The India R&D center plays a key role in component development and delivery center of Huawei for the global markets and has ownership of almost all software platforms, components and products being developed in India. India R&D center is engaged in developing cutting-edge software products and platforms in the areas of IP based Data transmission networks, Intelligent Networks, BSS, OSS, Terminal devices and future oriented technologies including SDN, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile Internet, Digital Services etc.
Speaking at the occasion, Wilson Wang, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Huawei India Research and Development (R & D) Center said:
As a global ICT organization which relies on its own extensive R&D expertise, the India R&D centre is an important hub of innovation for Huawei. The India R&D center will continue to focus on development and delivery of high quality software platforms, components and applications for the various product lines of the parent company. This new campus is the fulfillment of our long cherished dream – a world-class facility that will further serve the technology development in Huawei to realize our unique value. The expansion of this campus is a reiteration of Huawei’s commitment to R&D and overall growth of the ICT ecosystem in India and around the world.
Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), and Government of India said:
It is a privilege to be present on the occasion of the launch of the expansive R&D Campus of Huawei in Bangalore. Huawei has played an important role in the evolution of telecom ecosystem in the country and its investment in new facility further showcases Huawei’s commitment to the India market. This campus will complement the technological pride of the Indian nation, providing opportunities to multiple technology professionals & engineers.
Le Yucheng, China’s Ambassador to India, said:
It is a proud moment for the two countries, as Huawei’s investment in its new R&D campus in India reiterates conducive trade relations between India and China, and further enhances bilateral trade between the two countries.
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