Huawei says that its investment its Canadian Research Centre in Kanata, Ontario has already surpassed initial five year commitments made by the company in 2010. The announcement was made in in conjunction with a visit by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and delegates from the City of Ottawa’s trade mission to China
“We are pleased to announce today that since officially opening Huawei’s Canada Research Centre in 2010, Huawei has directly invested over $80m in research and development in the facility,” said Huawei Canada President Sean Yang.
In October 2010 – supported by a $6.5m Strategic Jobs and Infrastructure Grant from the Province of Ontario – Huawei committed to invest $67.5m and create 157 new jobs in the facility by the end of 2015.
In three years, Huawei has exceeded the committed monetary investment in R&D, and it is expected to achieve job commitments made by mid-2014. In less than three years, the facility has created more than 125 new engineering jobs, and has become the global hub for Huawei’s research efforts in 5G technology.