The phone and telecom equipment maker said that it will add 200 new research and development jobs in Canada, 20% increase. It will be up to 15% in its research and development spending.
"We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in Canada – a country with one of the most innovative technology communities in the world," said Eric Li, president of Huawei Technologies Canada, in a statement
The decision comes as the United States tries to persuade its allies to shut out Huawei products from next-generation 5G wireless networks.
equipment to spy on other nations. Huawei denies that any of its products pose a national security risk. It says it would refuse any request from Beijing to conduct espionage.