The proposal of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to set up a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu was cleared by the Home Ministry.
The clearance came with clauses which make it mandatory for the Chinese company to employ Indians in key positions such as the Chief Security Officer and Chief of Technical Operations.
The centre hopes that this move would encourage more investments from China.
Huawei becomes largest telecom-equipment maker
Huawei, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong was founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987 and has become the "largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world" outranking Ericsson in 2012.
18 Nov 2011
Huawei sets up a GNOC facility in Bangalore
On 18 November 2011, telecom network honcho Huawei launched its very first global network operations centre (GNOC) outside of China.
If services at other centers get disrupted, this GNOC in Bangalore will function as a disaster recovery centre for them.
The company also divulged its plans to partner with Bharti Telecom on a pilot project for 4G in Karnataka.
What is a Global Network Operating Center?
A Network Operating Center that runs 'multiple networks' of various countries in a 'centralized location' is called a GNOC. The GNOC aims to achieve "economies of scale, efficient and quality operations."
6 Feb 2015
Research and development gets a $170 mn boost
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has decided to invest $170 million to set up a research and development centre in Bangalore.