Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
European Research Center Munich
Dr. Konstantinos Samdanis
Riesstr. 25 C
Huawei is a leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider, serving 45 of the world’s 50 telecom operators. Huawei aims to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Huawei contributed to the development of industry standards through active participation in more than 90 international standardisation organisations. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Huawei has established its business in Europe in 2000, and has continuously invested in local markets as well as in research and development of advanced technologies. Localisation is a key strategy in maintaining Huawei’s sustainable business development. Hence Huawei has been growing progressively and quickly in Europe in the last years. Today Huawei has over 10000 staff based in Europe, of whom 1570 are working in Research and Development. Huawei runs 18 R/D organisations located in eight European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and operates numerous joint innovation centres in partnership with telecom and ICT partners. Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (HWDU) was involved in EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 activities and is currently actively contributing to several European projects including 5GXHaul, mmMAGIC, Fantastic 5G, METIS II and 5GEx. Huawei’s German Research Center (GRC) in Munich belongs to HWDU and focuses on 5G mobile networks, optical networks, big data and cloud hardware/sotware, multimedia, and fixed mobile convergence.