China's Huawei started its activities in Turkey with offices in Ankara and Istanbul back in 2002. Huawei Turkey, as it stands today, employs a total of 1,500 people, more than 85 percent of whom are Turkish. Huawei Turkey combines three significant operations in its Istanbul office: an R&D Center, a Training Center, and a Customer Solutions & Integration Experience Center (CSIC). Celebrating its 15th anniversary in Turkey in 2017, Huawei reigns as one of the world's leading information and communication technologies (ICT) solution providers.
Huawei Turkey R&D Center
Huawei's Istanbul branch launched its on-premises R&D Center in 2009, and since then has seen it grow to be Huawei's largest R&D center abroad. Huawei allocates 14 percent of its total annual income to R&D globally, with its R&D center in Turkey having already received over USD 120 million in total funding since its establishment and which is now receiving upwards of USD 20 million of continuing investments annually.
Huawei Training Center (Academy)
Huawei Turkey is a major contributor to Turkey's thriving ICT industry, supplying a pool of qualified experts to the local market on top of its innovations and product offerings. Since its launch in 2008, Huawei Academy has been providing training programs in Turkish, English, and Russian in 11 countries. Its services are on offer to the entire Central Asian region as well as a growing roster of interested countries including Azerbaijan, Albania, Georgia, and Belarus in addition to Turkey – where its technology base resides with an ever-developing infrastructure and growing personnel.
Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation & Integration Experience Center
Established onsite in Huawei Turkey's Ümraniye-based office in Istanbul, the Innovation Center operates in an area of around 400 square meters, earning Turkey a foothold on the global arena where it readily shares its technological innovation. Huawei has invested a total of USD 1 million in the Innovation Center, enabling it to function as a hub of experience from which more than 600 global operations are monitored.
Telecommunications: With a history of successful cooperation with all three operators in Turkey for 3G infrastructure since 2009, Huawei Turkey has been recognized for numerous achievements over the years. Huawei Turkey was awarded the top spot in the Infrastructure Provider category in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in Turkey's prestigious “Bilişim 500" list. Its 3G achievements were surpassed with its contribution to deploying the 4.5G infrastructure, which went live on April 1, 2016. The hugely successful 4.5G deployment and the rock-solid business partnerships with Türk Telekom, Turkcell, and Vodafone Turkey were lauded by Huawei Global, dubbing it the most successful country where Huawei operated.
Consumer: Huawei Turkey established its Consumer Business Line in 2011. This line continues to grow, attracting attention with field investments, agreements concluded with operators, market investments, and smart device launches from 2015 to date. The line maintains a solid status and is poised to ensure that Huawei's Turkish users avail themselves of Huawei's innovative power. Huawei's Consumer Business Line continues to support Turkish users through sponsorships, communication, and a number of projects in addition to the efforts to drive the local device market. The line has its eyes set on offering accessible and innovative products to gadget users through a number of cooperation partnerships tailored to focus on technology and innovation in the years to come.
Enterprises: The Enterprise Business Line was launched in 2011, and continues to partner with six parties in Turkey: Penta, Artronic, Nasa, Prolink, Arena, and Bilgi Elektronik as part of Huawei's global strategy.
Huawei Turkey's Enterprise Business Line ensures that its customers develop effective business models, while responding to global vertical industries' needs in public, energy, education, training, finance, and health as well as the needs of corporate customers such as SMEs in parallel with ever-changing customer needs through its innovative and broad product range.