原文标题：Huawei to invest $2bn in India
SHANGHAI: Despite uncertainties in the telecom sector, Chinese equipment maker Huawei will invest USD 2 billion over the next four years in India as it looks to aggressively market consumer devices and set up global R&D centre in the country.
The company, which clocked USD 1.5 billion in revenues from India in 2011-12, is also betting big on the roll out of 4G LTE services in India and is targeting more than 50 per cent share of the contracts coming in.
"2011 was a good year for Huawei because our revenue in India increased about 20 per cent... Last year, we began building a new R&D centre in Bangalore, which will house more than 5,000 people. From 2011, the plan is to invest USD two billion in five years in india," Huawei India chief executive officer Cai Liqun said.
This includes the R&D centre, manufacturing and marketing among others, he added.
The company began work on setting up a research and development centre in Bangalore last year, which is expected to house more than 5,000 professionals. It is investing USD 150 million in the facility, which is expected to become operational from June 2013.
Besides, it also has a global service resource centre (GSRC) in Bangalore along with a global network operations centre (GNOC), which is its largest such centre outside of China. These centres cater to its clients across 140 countries.
"We are also planning to set up a global technology centre (GTEC) along with the others (existing centres) in Bangalore maybe this year or the next (year). This Centre will focus on providing technical support to clients globally," Liqun said.
He added that GTEC will handle technical issues of customers globally but declined to comment on the number of people that would be hired.
"We have GTECs in China, but this will be first outside china. It is under discussion. Indians have language advantage as well as technology, that is what we want to capitalise on through this centre," Liqun said.
Of the company's USD 1.5 billion Indian revenues, USD 1.2 billion was contributed by its network business driven by 3G deployment and network expansion by operators, while the remaining USD 300 million came from devices like handsets, dongles and set top boxes.
"I think 2012 is a tough year for the whole telecom industry in India because the policy is not clear. Operators are waiting for licences. This period will see no major investment but after all this is solved, we are confident of the Indian market," Liqun said.
Asked about the targeted revenue for 2012-13, Liqun declined to comment but added, "we are in discussion with all players...this year, we are looking at more than 50 per cent of all LTE contracts coming to us".
The company has already deployed 4G LTE network for telecom major Bharti Airtel in Bangalore.
Huawei, which has a low single-digit market share in the mobile phones segment in the country, is also looking at ramping up its presence in the category.
"In three-five years, we want to become one of the top 3-4 players in the Android smartphone space," Huawei vice president (corporate media affairs) Scott Sykes said.
Globally, it is targeting sales of 60 million mobile phones this year and is hopeful that its 'Ascend P1' (launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona) will make waves in India.
Mayank Jain (Bangalore, India)
Hopefully all money not suck by currpt system
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Awdhi BJP (New Delhi)
if companies like huwai are investing in Indian market that means they see the potential of Indian business system. that's a good news
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Anil Gupta (Vadodara) replies to Awdhi BJP 2 hrs ago
Isn't it sad that Indian businessmen like Mukesh Ambani or Anil Ambani or Tata or Birla continually fail to see the potential of the Indian market when others do?
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it should have better build quality.. not like sammy's hawa hawai..
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Amzad M (Mysore) 2 hrs ago
I have been hearing this for the last 10 years.
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Naveen K (Bangalore) replies to Amzad M 1 hr ago
In fact in 2001, I heard the same while working for Huawei.
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First IKEA and now HUAWEI...FInally investor sentiments are changing and we getting foreign investments. Hope the new finance minister(Manhoman singham may be) would drive and boost this change. Care should be taken that majorly Indians should get an employment in the research centres and other manufacturing plants with proper restriction on these investors
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Hary Des (Canada)
China has realized that there is no more blood to be sucked from USA. So it is turning to India. If we thought US was a bad partner in times of war, wait till all Chinese equipment stop working all of sudden when there is war!!! India should resist greed for foreign investments in view of national interests.
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Ashim kumar Chatterjee (Delhi) replies to Hary Des 4 hrs ago
I agree China is far behind USA and concede that it owes it's status to US patronage. But how can anyone deny avialbility of huge US dollar reserves with China, which it can off load in developing and underdeveloped countries like India to buy goods and services and developing countries can use that dollar to accomodate China in infrastructure projects. This is better than buying US debts as this promises better returns. I imagine US strategic electronic capabilities are far superior. It partly demonstrated that in gulf and Iraq war.
Anil Gupta (Vadodara ) replies to Hary Des 2 hrs ago
Hary, I agree whole hartedly. India MUST put safety of its people before profits. Also; India must realise that the Chinese could use the telecom system in India to Spy on India.
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Hary Des replies to Anil Gupta
Unfortunately Indian politicians put their own interests first and national interest last. Chinese know how to bribe.
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Ashim Kumar Chatterjee (Delhi) 2 hrs ago
China is natural partner in all infrastructure sector projects in India because India needs cost effective technologies and npne of the unnecessary sophistication of European and North Amerian technolgies in building infastructure. Chinese investment in India can be good alternative China buying US debts.
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Indian (China) replies to Ashim Kumar Chatterjee 1 hr ago
I am 100% agree with your opinion sir. The day had gone when people used to dream about US and Europ. Now China is having more than 3 trilion forex reserve. If China and India work together, I am sure that we do not need any one else at present and future also.
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Nair (Bangalore) 2 hrs ago
What? I guess none in our country is aware of the cyber security threats from that Chinese company? It is a fact that US and other countries have learned about the embedded cyber security code and Trojans in Huawei systems!!! Our national security is at stake !!!
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VS (Duesseldorf) 17 mins ago
Now, Huawei is everywhere, it has its footprint in all five continents. It has already shown his mettle. I feel nothing wrong if Huawei comes in india as well....
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Think India’s most of the Defense & Space R & D Centers are in Bangalore… Hope this is not a Spy mission by China… to extract the information.
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Marco Hsiao (Asia)
[ Huawei investment: Nice cooperation for India and China ] This is a nice cooperation between Mainland China and India. Soon Mainland China will become both largest exporting market and importing source for India. India should make effort to win the big market. Moreover in the future Chinese tourists will be enormous around the world; India could get good profit from the tourism. *************************************************************************************** Good highway system and high speed rail should be built to link India and China; and India's airport /seaport should be improved; it would benefit India's economy growth and international cooperation. (In 2012, Mainland China's export is surpassing US$ 2 trillion. If world economy is ok; Mainland China's export could exceed US$ 3 trillion in 2020. Import also could exceed US$ 2.7 trillion.) *************************************************************************************** In 2025 the GDP (nominal) of China (Mainland ROC Taiwan Hong Kong) will surpass the US, and India should exceed Britain on nominal GDP. In 2035 Indian GDP (nominal) should surpass Germany, too. China, Russia, Southeast Asia and India are all upgrading quality gradually. Asia has a brilliant future. Uniting Asia will be powerful.
indian (delhi) 1 hr ago
disaster for india this cinese company is nothing less than the chinese govt. effort to control the complete indian network. how come this company is able to sell equipments at very-very cheap prices Like US did to Iraq in Gulf war, the same china will be in position to do with India - sabotage the home made systems to shut down in case of war or even terrorist attack This congress govt. will sell our country to greedy China. They will undo what the great Atal Bhirahi did - to bring up India in international scene
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Now they can spy within country instead of putting expensive systems across border. No need to train their people, implement radar etc. Just invest couple of billions and all the intelligence is in their hands.
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It may be a good news but it has to be seen that outflow from India does not increase beyond investment proposed to maintain the trade deficit of an already stressed economy.
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