Huawei joins Ottawa's Centre for Research and Innovation

Huawei has upped its presence in the North American technology community by becoming a member of the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI).

Joining OCRI, an organization set on fostering economic development and technology innovations, is just one of many activities Huawei has recently taken to gain a larger foothold in the Tier 1 North American service provider market.

"Ottawa has long been at the epicenter of research and innovation in Canada, we look forward to working closely with OCRI in carrying on that tradition," Timothy Yuan, Executive Vice President, Huawei Ottawa R&D Centre in a release.

Apart from conducting a next generation GPON FTTH trial with Verizon and rumors that it might displace Infinera for Level 3 Communications' 40 Gbps long-haul WDM network, the U.S. telecom market has eluded them for years due to national security concerns over company ties to the Iranian government and the Chinese military.

Alternatively, Huawei has fared well with large Canadian service providers. Since 2008, the Chinese vendor has been a supplier of wireless networking equipment to Bell Canada, TELUS and SaskTel.

For more:
- see the release here

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