A European hub in Hungary

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12 July 2017

Huawei has grown healthily in Hungary since setting up in business there in 2005, and our technologies now serve 70% of the population thanks to strong partnerships with all the telecom service providers, as well as state-owned enterprises.

Huawei Technologies opened for business in Hungary in 2005, as Huawei Technologies Hungary Híradástechnikai Kft, a company serving Magyar Telecom and its fixed access network. But Hungary really took off in a big way for Huawei in 2009, when the company founded its European Supply Centre in River Park, Budapest, to provide manufacturing, repair and spare parts support for over 50 countries on the European continent.

Huawei has expanded to employ 330 people directly and has over 2 000 outsourced employees, mainly working at its European Supply Centre and European Logistics Centre in the country.

Operations at the supply and logistics centres have grown substantially since 2011. They consist of assembly plants, warehouses and logistics units across the country and supply Huawei products throughout Europe.

The Huawei Hungary head office is also in Budapest, in Duna Tower, while the company has factories in Komárom and Páty and a logistics hub in Biatorbágy.

More than 600 partners in Hungary

Today, Huawei cooperates with more than 600 partners in Hungary.

These include, of course, the telecom service providers – Magyar Telekom, Vodafone, Telenor, Digi and others – and state-owned enterprises such as MVM Net and Antenna Hungária.

We also collaborate strongly with several financial institutions, including OTP and Raiffeisen Bank.

Additionally, we have a strategic partnership with the István Széchenyi University in Győr, where we have invested USD 300 000 to support the development of Smart City solutions.

Huawei sponsors the Hungarian national football team.

Working with the government

Huawei works closely with the Hungarian government to contribute significantly to building up new infrastructure in the country.

In 2013, the company signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Hungarian government. It also participated in the upgrading of the national emergency call system, 112. In 2015, Huawei won a contract to develop the 450 MHz LTE mobile network for government-owned MVM NET.