Huawei opens first R&D center in Canada

April 21, 2010
Huawei opened its first Canadian R&D Centre, celebrating the official opening of the Ottawa R&D Centre with employees, customers, and dignitaries.

APRIL 20, 2010 -- Huawei opened its first Canadian R&D Centre, celebrating the official opening of the Ottawa R&D Centre with employees, customers, and dignitaries. The facility provides operators and partners with local access to Huawei’s offerings, as well as helps drive technology innovation and growth in Canada’s telecommunication industry.

Located in Kanata, the region offers an information technology community with access to renowned academic and national research institutions, as well as a wealth of experienced technology professionals, says a company representative. The Ottawa R&D Centre is working on multiple, strategic product initiatives in the wireline, wireless, optical, and IP networking areas. To date, the R&D Centre has more than 70 company employees.

“We are thrilled that Ottawa has been recognized by Huawei as the ideal place to focus its Canadian R&D efforts,” says Larry O’Brien, mayor of the City of Ottawa. “It was my pleasure to meet with executives last week at Huawei's very impressive worldwide headquarters in Shenzhen, where we spoke in detail about plans for the Kanata facility. Huawei is a remarkable telecommunications success story that will be able to leverage Ottawa's R&D talent globally. Huawei is a welcomed new member of Ottawa's knowledge-based economy.”

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