Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei today launched a research and development (R&D) campus here with an investment of USD 170 million.
The campus, being the first by any Chinese company, has a capacity to accommodate 5,000 engineers but at present 2,700 people are working here, with 98 per cent being local workers.
"The India R&D centre 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," Huawei India R&D Center Chief Operating Officer Wilson Wang said here.
The company, which has completed 15 years in the Indian market, said the R&D campus will play a key role in component development and delivery center for the global markets and has ownership of almost all software platforms, components and products being developed in India.
The Bangalore centre is also the largest R&D facility of Huawei outside China. Huawei has invested around USD 300 million in R&D in India in the last 15 years.
"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," Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Amitabh Kant said.