Bangalore, February 5 2015: Leading China-headquarterd telecomand IT solutions provider, Huawei, has marked 15 years presence in India by inaugurating a massive 20 acres -- one million square foot R&D campus here today.
With a current strength of 2700 engineers and head room to double this number, the Bangalore centre is already the largest of Huawei's 16 development centres outside China. It is also the first set up by a Chinese company in India and represents an investment of $ 170 million in the bew infrastructure alone
The Bangalore centre will generate innovation andf IP in all of Huawei's business verticals, both consumer and enterprise, explained the head of the Bangalore facility and COO Huwei India R&D Centre, Wilson Wang. Some 200 plus patent applications had already flown from Bangalore, he said, adding: "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 India R&D centre 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. The centre has evolved as the biggest competence center for global product and solution delivery.
Speaking at the inauguration of the R&D Campus, China’s Ambassador to India, Le Yucheng 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.”
Huawei has been operating in India since 1999 and provides end-to-end network solutions to all the India based top-10 telecom operators from the last 15 years. Globally Huawei has presence in over 140 countries around the globe.
Cai Liquin, CEO Huawei Telecom India said the company spends over 10 % of its revenue on R&D and worldwide, a big proportion -- 40% of its strength or some 75,000 -- consists of development personnel