Huawei will build a 5G equipment factory in eastern France, making it the tech giant's first 5G equipment-related factory outside of China, according to local media outlet RFI.
Huawei said at a launch event on January 26 that the factory will go into operation in 2023, supplying technical equipment for 5G and more in Europe and launching the first mobile communications base station equipment, the report said.
Huawei's French base station equipment factory, located in Brumath, Alsace, a commercial district in Strasbourg in eastern France, is situated in Haguenau, just 20 kilometers from Strasbourg, according to AFP.
Huawei is investing 200 million euros in this factory, which is planned to employ 300 to 500 workers in the future.
The factory will mainly produce wireless communication equipment, especially for 5G base stations in Europe.
When it is operational, the factory will produce 1 billion euros of equipment products per year.