The Chinese handset maker Huawei today announced that, it has established a new R&D centre in Whitefield, Banglore. The campus is built on a huge 20 acre land, which will accommodate 5,000 engineers, also including an R&D Block, customer experience center, multilevel car park, large cafeteria, and residential block for expat employees. The company has invested over US$ 170 million (approxRs. 1,051 crores) in the new campus in Bangalore.
"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", said, Wilson Wang, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Huawei India Research and Development (R & D) Center.
Also, Huawei established its first overseas R&D center in 1999 in Bangalore to develop cutting-edge products and solutions in this fast growing telecom industry. Today it employs over 2,700 engineers, where 98% are local employees. It is also the largest and the most important R&D center of Huawei, outside of China.
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"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", said, Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), and Government of India
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"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", said, Le Yucheng, China's Ambassador to India.