Zaman – Chinese telecommunications equipment provider Huawei plans to dig in deep in Turkey where it has placed its second largest research development (R&D) center outside China as it announces acquisitions in the country worth USD 100 million next year.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in Turkey, the global company will also spend USD 20 million to enhance its product development operations in its Istanbul R&D Center. “Huawei’s Turkey office has become central to our operations in the Caucasus and Central Asia…”, Huawei Turkey General Manager Wu Congheng told reporters at the commemoration event. Stating that Huawei’s growth in Turkey is accompanied by an expanding work force, Congheng said that in the last 3 years the company has invested USD 50 million in its R&D center in the country, currently employing 350 engineers.
Huawei provides hardware for Turkey’s 3 cell networks and the sole landline operator. Its R&D center in Istanbul plays a key role in developing software solutions for Huawei customers worldwide.