Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies plans to start having some equipment manufactured in India, a company spokesman said on last week. The company also plans to invest US$500 million over the next five years to expand its research and development (R&D) facility in Bangalore.
The move by Huawei comes after a decision in December by the Indian government to impose anti-dumping duties on SDH (synchronous digital hierarchy) transmission equipment imported from China.
The anti-dumping duty was one of the factors that influenced Huawei’s decision to make its products locally, the spokesman said. Huawei plans to make a whole range of networking equipment in the country, which will be targeted at the local market, he added.
The company had earlier said that it would consider setting up manufacturing in India, depending on commercial viability.