Huawei unveils global service centre in B'luru

Huawei unveils global service centre in B'luru

Huawei unveils global service centre in B'luru

Huawei India, a part of the $46-billion Chinese information and communication technology behemoth Huawei, inaugurated its largest Global Service Centre (GSC) in Bengaluru, with 1,000 employees, on Friday.

In an interaction with DH as part of the GSC inauguration, Huawei Telecommunication India Chief Executive Officer Jay Chen said that India has been a priority market for the company.

“We have been investing here from 1999, when we opened our R&D centre in Bengaluru, the first one outside China. The inauguration of GSC, the largest centre in the world, further reaffairms our commitment to India,” Chen said.

He also pointed out that GSC offers combined services of a global network operation centre, network integration, network planning and optimisation, and IT integration towards a customer-centric operational modal.

“The GSC will service over 350 million subscribers world-wide in 30 countries. It will manage 50 projects providing end-to-end solutions in a multi-network, multi-technology and multi-vendor environement,” he said.

Huawei has Huawei Technologies and Huawei Telecommunications as two registered entities in India looking after its R&D and enterprise and consumer division. The company also committed an investment of $170 million at its 20-acre Huawei Technologies campus in Bengaluru, where the GSC is also located.

Chen also made it clear that India is a strategic market for the company and has a long-term strategy. “We are looking at tapping the growing opportunity in the telecommunications enterprise space, where network upgrades and software services are being offered as value-added services. India is also leapfrogging in technology, with 4G and IoT playing key roles. Huawei is well-positioned to tap the opportunity with its technology capabilities,” he said.

The Huawei India CEO also made it clear that the company’s deep interest lies in participating in ‘Make in India’. “Besides building solutions for our global requirement, Huawei’s Make in India plans include the setting up of a manufacturing facility in Chennai,” he said.

Sources at Huawei revealed that the company will double its headcount next year, to meet growing global demand.

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