Huawei, the Chinese equipment manufacturer that recently said it plans to double its investment into research and development in Europe over the next five years, has further underlined its European ambitions in the enterprise market by opening a new Enterprise Exhibition Centre in Amstelveen, in the Netherlands.
The vendor said the centre would enable it to show its latest global ICT R&D results and ICT solutions that are specifically targeted at the European enterprise market and European customers.
Huawei has been making considerable efforts to highlight its commitment to Europe against the background of threats by the European Union to investigate both Huawei and domestic rival ZTE over alleged state subsidies and price dumping.
The company said it now has over 7,500 employees in the region, including 800 in R&D and plans to hire 5,500 employees in Europe during the next five years.
"Western Europe remains the key target market for Huawei Enterprise," said Leon He, president of Huawei Enterprise in Western Europe. "Our global success as a company will be measured against our achievements here."
The company's ambitions extend into the mobile network, mobile devices and enterprise markets. It has been making sharp inroads into the LTE market of late, snatching an LTE deal from Denmark's TDC from Ericsson. The Chinese vendor also said it is targeting revenue of $2 billion (€1.48 billion) from LTE in 2013.
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