Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leading global information and communication
technology (ICT) solutions provider, serving 45 of the world's top 50 operators. Huawei’s
products and solutions are deployed in over 140 countries, supporting the communication
needs of one-third of the world’s population. Huawei drives the development of industry
standards through active participation in 91 international standardisation organisations.
The company has built up product portfolios including optical networks, cloud computing, mobile
networks, broadband access and core networks, telecom value-added services and terminals.
Huawei started its business in Europe in 2000, and has continuously invested in local markets.
Localization 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, employing more
than 5800 people in 37 subsidiaries, and it now has branch offices in 26 European counties. The
European research center in Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH (HWDU) has about 450
experienced researchers/engineers and they are engaged in activities as applied research, system
design and standardization for telecommunication systems & enabling technologies.
The optical technology department of HWDU is doing research on optical high speed transport
technologies, optical switching, optical control plane, software defined networks and intelligent
networks, etc. HWDU was one of the collaborating Institutes of FP6 NoE e-Photon/One+, and was
partner of FP7 STREP DICONET and CHRON projects, and FP7 NoE BONE and TREND