ICT solution provider, Huawei, has completed the acquisition of a photonics research laboratory, the Centre for Integrated Photonics (CIP), from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).
For the past five years, Huawei has been building the UK’s NBN-style fibre network with telco BT.
According to the company, CIP will deepen the optical research and development (R&D) capabilities of Huawei.
The CIP R&D team will be retained by Huawei and will form the core of the new Huawei UK R&D centre, part of Huawei’s global R&D network.
Huawei will continue to invest in fibre optic R&D to ensure that CIP remains in the technology sector.
In 2011, the company announced plans to double its UK workforce to 1000, in addition to opening a European design centre for its mobile device business as well as an internal audit centre, both located in the UK.
“Huawei aims to build up its business in global markets and will continue to increase investment in the UK, reaffirming its commitment to customers, suppliers and business partners,’’ Huawei UK CEO, Victor Zhang, said.