Plans to invest over $50m to build an R&D team
Huawei has opened a new R&D centre in Turkey in Istanbul-Umraniye, to implement various technologies including products and services such as value-added services, billing and charging, contact centre and customer relationship management.
In addition, the company also plans to do analysis and research on software products, wireless technologies (2G/3G) and All-IP, fixed mobile convergence (FMC), next generation networks (NGN), and product planning, optimisation, performance improvement and market adaptation processes.
Huawei has started its operations in Turkey in 2002 and has more than 500 employees. It plans to employ 500 Turkish engineers in three years where, 350 will be placed in the R&D centre and 150 technical support centre.
Jiang Yafei, vice president of Huawei, said: We will become a strong team full of innovative spirit through the Turkey R&D centre and grow together towards a successful future in the global telecoms industry. In the coming few years, we will invest over $50m to build an R&D team with more than 350 Turkish engineers devoted to operator, consumer and enterprise projects.
Huang Jian, R&D executive at Huawei, said: Using Turkey’s high-quality R&D resources and geographical advantage of being the intersection of Europe, Asia, and Africa, we expect to optimise our R&D deployment, implement the global round-the-clock asynchronous R&D strategy, provide customers with better products and services in time, and promote the development of Turkey’s ICT industry as well.”