Huawei to invest up to USD 20 bln a year in R&D

Friday 9 February 2018 | 14:52 CET | News

Huawei invested a total of USD 12 billion in research and development in 2017 and has pledged to continue investing “between USD 10 billion and USD 20 billion” every year from 2018, reports Light Reading, citing the company's president of the carrier business group, Ryan Ding. Key focus areas include 5G, IoT, video and cloud, with the company looking to launch over 20 products at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, many of them incorporating analytics and AI capabilities.

Specifically, Ding said over 80 percent of the company's R&D expenditure was spent on carrier and enterprise technologies, with less than 20 percent spent on devices. Investments allocated to 5G R&D would rise to USD 800 million this year, he added.

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