Wednesday 26 October 2016

Huawei announces 50 jobs as it opens new Irish R&D office

Paul O'Donoghue

Published 18/11/2015 | 07:15


Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has announced the opening of a new research and development office in Dublin which will create 50 new jobs.

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The positions, which are to be created by 2016, brings the total number of Huawei's Irish employees working in R&D to 120.

The project is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

The office, which is to be located in Dublin's Digital Docklands in the IFSC, will be the lead R&D office in Ireland, working in conjunction with Huawei’s other R&D locations in Dublin, Cork and Athlone.

Huawei said the office "will expand and enhance research into business innovation, network services, cloud and customer experience, as well as ICT transformation dedicated to service provider operations".

The company will have invested €35m in R&D in the Irish economy by the end of the year.

The President at Huawei's European Research Institute Zhou Hong said: “The opening of our newest Dublin facility highlights our long term dedication to investment and opportunities in Ireland’s technology sector.

"The facility will tap into Dublin’s growing clusters of cloud and technology businesses, nurturing future talent and providing additional new opportunities for highly-skilled professionals.”

Huawei has been operating in the Irish market since May 2004 and currently works with all the major telecoms providers in Ireland, with its products and services now serving approximately two million people in the country.

Its first Irish R&D centre opened in 2011, in Athlone, and in 2012 the company established a customer centre in Cork. Huawei recently expanded its research and development investment in Ireland through the acquisition of Amartus in July 2015.

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