Huawei has set up a Canadian research and development facility in Kanata, Ottawa. A press release sent out today stated that “As the first Canadian R&D Centre for Huawei, the facility is designed to provide operators and partners with local access to Huawei’s industry leading solutions as well as to leverage local talent while driving technology innovation and the growth of Canada’s telecommunication industry.”
The facility employs over 70 people and is currently working “on multiple, strategic product initiatives in the Wireline, Wireless, Optical, and IP networking areas”. Huawei works with TELUS, Bell, SaskTel for their telecom solutions and also offer numerous devices/products to Wind Mobile.
Carl Liu, President of Canada, Huawei said “The opening of this facility represents another major step in Huawei’s growth in North America. Our ability to innovate and develop solutions for customers depends on adding the right people, and Ottawa has long been a nurturing ground for some of the world’s brightest minds in telecommunications.”