Huawei has announced that it will spend $1bn to support developers.
The Chinese manufacturer used its first Huawei Developers Congress (HDC) to reveal the investment known as the Development Enabler Plan. Huawei plans to match this investment with ‘technical cooperation and talent cultivation’ it also said it would attempt to forge business partnerships with its developers.
Ryan Ding, Huawei’s executive director and president of products and solutions, said: ‘Huawei has focused on ICT infrastructure, opened up its innovative and leading ICT solutions to developers, and built an open environment and enablement platform for the carrier and enterprise markets.
‘The aim is to help developers create innovative services and rapidly respond to customers' business needs. Over the next five years, Huawei will invest US$1 bn to implement its Developer Enablement Plan, build a developer enablement platform, and jointly innovate with developers.’
Explaining exactly how the Development Enablement Plan would function Huawei said that the $1bn would be spent in a number of ways. The first would be in the form of an innovation fund which would see Huawei offer equipment, funds, and expertise for partners to develop joint solutions. There will also be a marketing fund available to developers to support ‘solution ecosystem building, innovative solution marketing, and sales incentives of developers’.The manufacturer also explained that it intended to build an open platform for developers to use.
Huawei said that all the developers that wanted to work with it would require certification of the developer’s capabilities and solutions. Huawei will offer training to equip developers with capabilities in R&D, sales, and delivery.