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Huawei Continues Push For European Innovation

Huawei has announced that it has now opened its 18th Joint Innovation Centre (JIC) in Europe.

The Chinese tech giant, a leading global provider of ICT solutions, is continuing its push in Europe, which began when it opened its first JIC in 2006. The centres are focused on research into particular areas that lack innovation, whether that is across the technology industry or within specific sectors.

The company also revealed last week that it had invested £125 million into a research and development centre in Bristol. The site will employ 30 people to focus on the development of software and ICT chips.

Across Europe, Huawei now employs more than 7,000 people and it says that it wishes to create a ‘silicon road’, which would function like the ancient Silk Road that connected Europe and the Far East. Among the things it is working on, William Xu, chief strategy marketing officer at Huawei, said the firm was trying enable a “greater connected Europe” – this would encompass networking, consumer and enterprise devices and research and development globally, as well as preparing for the roll-out of 5G in 2020.

It is predicted that by 2016, 80 per cent of broadband subscriptions will be through mobile devices and so Huawei is clearly focusing its efforts on the social and mobile technology space. The company’s large investments into innovation around new trends across the continent – as demonstrated by its growing portfolio of JICs – will continue to feed its position as a provider of the latest technology solutions.

Huawei is a leader in the provision of enterprise data storage .

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