Huawei, the mobile phone manufacturer based in China, has recently stated that they are probably going to be looking at stepping up their operations in the UK by investing £1.2 billion into the country. It is estimated that the expansion would bring around 700 jobs to the UK and that it would take place over the next five years.
The idea behind the move is that it is going to allow the mobile phone company to move away from just producing telecoms equipment, and move into the consumer market for mobile phones.
Huawei certainly have their sights set very high. They’ve announced that by 2015 they intend to be one of the top smart phone manufacturers in the entire world. This is certainly a very ambitious goal and it is being vigorously chased by the Chinese company.
When compared to the current market for smart phones this manufacturer are a very small provider. This is especially true in the UK where the company is not really known. There are many reasons why the company has not really taken off in the UK, and some people speculate that some of this is due to the fact that the name of the company is rather difficult to pronounce.
Many people in the UK are beginning to realise however that this Chinese firm are not just capable of creating budget mobile phones, but also flagship devices which are capable of offering 4G connectivity. There is no doubt that the popularity of these devices is going to help the mobile phone company take more of the smart phone market.