Chinese network giant: Huawei invests US $ 2 billion in the UK


The second largest network equipment supplier in the world wants to expand its activities and research and development in the long term, the company said Wednesday on the margins of the summer meeting of the World Economic Forum in the East China's capital Tianjin.

One billion US dollars (650 million British pounds) will be invested directly, while in the next five years for another billion on the British market to be shopped. The number of employees in the United Kingdom is expected to increase from 800 today to 1, 500 by 2017. Prime Minister David Cameron had met Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei for the billion-euro investment in London, the company said.

"The UK is one of the most important European markets where Huawei invests, " Ren Zhengwei said. He described dealing with the British government as "transparent, efficient and concrete". The UK market is open, warm foreign investment is welcome, and there are skilled employees, said the founder of the largest Chinese private company headquartered in Shenzhen, southern China.

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    Big is beautiful: The Huawei campus covers two square kilometers.
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    The main building is visible from afar.
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    Sufficient space for research
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    The entrance to the test center
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    Research is very important to Huawei.
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    In addition to headquarter research, the company maintains globally distributed R & D centers.
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    For employees from all over the world, Huawei has a rich leisure program.
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    … as well as from the Mensa for Indian employees.

Huawei operates worldwide with 146, 000 employees in more than 150 countries. Turnover rose by 11.7 percent to 203 billion yuan in 2011, today equivalent to 25 billion euros - two-thirds of them abroad. Huawei is expanding into smartphones and tablet computers, and wants to grow 15 to 20 percent this year. Forty-five of the world's 50 largest telecom networks today use Huawei equipment. (Dpa / tc)