The communications giant has opened its first office in the North West after taking 4,000 sq ft at the Blue Tower at Salford’s MediaCityUK.
Huawei’s base at Salford Quays will house operations including customer account teams, and the company’s network design and delivery operations centre for the north of the UK. Initially, up to 50 roles will be created at the Blue Tower.
China-based Huawei operates in 170 countries across the world, and the Salford Quays office will be its fourth in the UK; it also has bases in London, Reading, and Ipswich.
Jerry Wang, Huawei UK chief executive, said: “We are delighted to announce our first facility in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse and birthplace of the first industrial revolution. The North West is an important region for Huawei as we look to continue our growth in the UK.
“Greater Manchester’s talented workforce and emerging tech scene make it an exciting city to invest in, the city is now at the forefront of healthcare and university tech-led innovations today.”
Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK said: “Huawei’s decision to base part of its UK operations here further demonstrates MediaCityUK to be a leading creative, technological and digital hub in the UK.
“Over the next decade MediaCityUK is set to expand physically and evolve digitally, meaning we can welcome even more cutting-edge organisations from a variety of sectors and host more incubator and accelerator programmes. Our 5G infrastructure will support these advancements and will also enable us to test and hone our smart city ambitions.”