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Huawei sets up biggest global service centre in Bengaluru, invests Rs 136 crore

Economic Times:  August, 2016

Kolkata: China's leading telecom gear maker, Huawei is setting up its biggest Global Service Centre (GSC) in Bangalore at an investment of Rs 136 crore.

The new GSC will to support Huawei's domestic and international telecom carrier customers in 30-plus markets across Asia, Africa and Middle East. It will handle over 50 projects across these global markets.

"Some 1,000-odd techies, comprising engineers and network operations specialists at the GSC will deliver the gamut of network monitoring/management related services to clients in India and overseas markets," Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said Friday.

The new GSC, he said, supports Huawei's `Make In India vision' by harnessing local talent, coupled with the infusion of hi-tech R&D expertise".

Huawei's India GSC will offer the combined services of a Global Network Operations Centre (GNOC), network integration services, network planning and optimisation and IT integration services for a holistic approach towards a customer-centric operational model.

Telecom minister Manoj Sinha, who inaugurated the facility in Bangalore, said "Huawei's GSC demonstrates how India with is vast technologically skilled manpower can help address the requirements of the global market," adding that it will also strengthen the domestic telecom industry ecosystem.

Some of these services would include network integration, network planning & optimisation and IT integration.

The global services centre is located within the same complex that now houses Huawei India's R&D centre, where some 3,000-odd techies are involved in software development/coding and associated R&D work.

The latest investment in the GSC comes a year after Huawei India pumped in $170 million in its R&D centre in Bangalore.