Chinese telco giant Huawei cements ties with Ireland
02 Feb 2021, 17:28 GMT+10
- Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is expanding its base in Ireland .
- Huawei has been in business in Ireland for seventeen years.
- The company before the end of next year will have recruited another 110 people.
DUBLIN, Ireland – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is expanding its base in Ireland .
Huawei has been in business in Ireland for seventeen years. The company already has a direct working force of 200 in the country, and with indirect jobs is supporting a total workforce of 860.
The company before the end of next year will have recruited another 110 people.
Over the past 15 months, the company has created 200 jobs in Ireland, as well as investing €60 million in R&D. In the next two years, Huawei will invest a further €80 million in R&D in Ireland, doubling its commitment from 2019.*
The new jobs, the company says, will meet sustained growing demand for Huawei’s products and services across its sales, R&D, IT development and in its consumer division. Huawei has a strong focus on helping its business partners roll out 5G across Ireland in coming years. The jobs will be mainly based in its Dublin headquarters and across operations in Cork and Athlone.
“The company is creating new jobs at a time when we really need them with so many people out of work. Despite all the current uncertainty and challenges, Ireland continues to attract top class investment from global technology companies, Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said Monday.
Huawei Ireland Chief Executive Tony Yangxusaid: “Huawei has a long-term commitment to Ireland, where since 2004 we have built a world-class team servicing our ever-growing consumer and enterprise customer bases. Today’s announcement is testament to the strength of those, as well as the ongoing success of our research and development programme, to which we committed €70 million in 2019. Our story in Ireland is one of mutual success, as we assist with the national digital transformation and Ireland continues to grow its international reputation as a pro-business environment with great talent available.”
Huawei has a broad range of activities in Ireland, where it serves all of the major telecommunications providers with products and business solutions.
The company’s R&D operations in the country work closely with Science Foundation Ireland research centres including Adapt, Connect and Lero while also having partnerships with DCU, Trinity, UCD, UCC and UL. Its R&D efforts in Ireland focus on the areas of video, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), site-reliability engineering and 5G