Chinese telecom solutions firm Huawei expands Ontario operations

Global telecom solutions provider Huawei has strengthened its roots in Ontario with the expansion of its Canadian headquarters in Markham and a research and development facility in Ottawa.

In a Tuesday announcement, Ontario Economic Development and Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello said that this development shows the confidence that China-based Huawei has in Ontario’s workforce and competitive business environment. “Our government is proud to partner with Huawei, one of the world’s leading telecommunications technology company, on their most recent expansion into Ontario,” she said.

During Premier McGuinty’s October latest trade mission to China (his third), Huawei-Ontario announced a $67 million investment to expand its R&D efforts in Ottawa, helping create 164 new jobs and support 56 existing jobs in the region.

While based in China, Huawei serves 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators, and its products and solutions are used in more than 100 countries – where they are used to serve a total of more than two billion users worldwide.

“Huawei’s expansion project not only supports the Open Ontario plan to create new opportunities for jobs and growth, but also demonstrates that innovation begins here in Ontario, and that we are a world leader in R&D,” Pupatello said.

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