Huawei announces the establishment of its largest Global Service Center (GSC) in Bengaluru. Extending its commitment to Make in India, the new facility is sought to extend the company’s existing R&D capability and support operators digital transformation.
The new facility was inaugurated by Sh. Manoj Sinha, the Honorable Minister of State (I/C) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways of the Government of India.
Citing on the occasion, Sh. Manoj Sinha said, “I would like to congratulate Huawei on their commitment to pursue their ‘Make in India’ vision. The ICT landscape in India is growing every day and such initiatives by technology majors like Huawei will accelerate the growth of the ICT industry in India. Huawei’s Global Service Center at Bangalore, will be one of their four GSCs globally.
“This center demonstrates how India with its vast technologically skilled manpower can help address the requirements of the global market. This center also adds value to the Indian Information Communication & Technology (ICT) industry and helps strengthen the industry eco-system in India,” he continued.
Located within Huawei’s Research and Development (R&D) campus in Bengaluru, the GSC is sought to be a current home to over 1,000 engineers, network operations specialists and support staff. The India GSC currently handles more than 50 projects, supporting over 30 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, serving over 350 million subscribers.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Guest of Honor – Mr. Li Baijun, Economic and Commercial Counsellor, China Embassy; as well as customers, business partners, Huawei senior leaders and employees.
Commenting on Huawei’s new GSC, Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India said, “India has always been a priority market for us and we have been investing here right from 1999 when we opened our R&D center in Bengaluru – the first one outside China. The inauguration of this center, our largest GSC, further reaffirms our commitment to India. The new GSC supports the ‘Make in India’ vision by harnessing local talent, coupled with the infusion of hi-tech R&D expertise and knowledge into the country, to play a pivotal role in creating a collaborative framework that will help our customers reach the next level of business performance.”
William Zhao, CEO of Huawei India R&D Center said, “We at Huawei believe in the potential of the talent present here in Bengaluru and the positive momentum created by the Government in India. These elements combined with our global expertise enable us to serve customers globally. I am happy that our new GSC facility in Bengaluru will play a key role in helping us realize our vision to be India’s preferred telecom partner and at the same time allow our employees to seize global opportunities.”
Huawei GSC offers the combined services of a Global Network Operation Center (GNOC), a Network Integration Services (NIS), Network Planning and Optimization (NPO) and IT Integration for a holistic approach towards a customer-centric operational model. The India GSC provides end-to-end solutions in a Multi-Network, Multi-Technology and Multi-Vendor environment.