According to BelTA Belarus and Huawei, one of the world's three largest manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment for operators of landline, mobile and optical communication networks, can join efforts in research and development. Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich suggested this kind of cooperation to this Chinese company.
According to the head of government, today Belarus has many projects that it would like to offer to Huawei. "These are very large projects that can get the status of national projects," he said. In particular, the parties already had an engaged discussion on the architecture of the intelligent transport system of Minsk. “We have almost found an algorithm to the issue. All we need to do is to start implementing the project,” the Prime Minister said.
Huawei suggests Belarus developing a business entity that would engage in research and development. Mikhail Myasnikovich regards this cooperation as promising too.
In 2013, the Chinese company sold more than 300,000 smartphones in Belarus. The company hopes to increase the sales in the future.
Founded in 1988, Huawei is now one of the world's three largest manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment for operators of landline, mobile, and optical communications networks. The company also manufactures equipment for wireless networks, designs UMTS and CDMA compliant phones, computer modules for data transmission and wireless access.
In Belarus, Huawei started its operations in 2003 by opening a representative office in Minsk. In 2004 it signed the first contract for the supply of equipment for Belcel CDMA operator. In 2005, the company commenced the delivery of the equipment for MTS operator to build transport network in Belarus. In 2007, Belarus registered OOO Bel Huawei Technologies with 100% foreign capital. Today the company has over 150 employees. The same year Huawei began coopering with Beltelecom (supply of telecommunication equipment). In 2009, Beltelecom and the China Development Bank signed an agreement to open a $60 million credit line.
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