Huawei’s rapidly growing R&D center in Helsinki has a continuous need for talented mobile device experts. Invest in Finland has helped the company expand its operations and find the relevant information about the Finnish business landscape.
The Chinese tech industry heavyweight Huawei Technologies initially established its sales office in Helsinki, Finland in 2008, during an interesting period in the telecom industry. Around that time the era of 4G mobile networks was dawning, and the global smartphone boom was already underway with several new device manufacturers entering the market each year. Today, Huawei’s Finnish sales office handles everything from consumer mobile devices to enterprise IT, as well as clients in the carrier business.
In 2012 the company took an important step in a new direction when it opened a new R&D facility in Helsinki. Huawei currently operates 16 R&D centers around the world, each with its own focus area. The Helsinki unit’s specialty is mobile device technology. This has much to do with the country’s strong mobile legacy that stems all the way from the 1980s.
“Finland is an amazingly competitive market in this field, due largely to the country’s extensive mobile device talent pool. The standard of education is among the highest in the world, and the market is full of experienced engineers with impressive career backgrounds,” says Dr. Guoping Luo, Head of the Reliability Competence Center at Huawei’s Finnish R&D center.