Huawei targets double-digit market share
Huawei Turkey has targeted at least a 10% share of the ICT market in Turkey in 2018. Cem Sezer, the company’s consumer product group marketing director, said Huawei Turkey’s current share of the Turkish market is between 4.5% and 5%. “We continue in a rising trend in Turkey. We saw 10% in the global market. We have risen to third place in the world. Our target in Turkey next year is to increase our market sha- re to double-digit figures,” he said. Sezer emphasized that Turkey is one of the 12 countries the company has positioned strategically. “This means our investments in Turkey will continue without slowing down,” he said.
1,000-employee R&D center
Sezer, who met with journalists in Ankara on Thursday within the scope of the third round stop of the brand’s 2017 roadshow, said Huawei Turkey is in the process of discussing which areas can be invested in Turkey during the forthcoming period, “R&D center investment is not very common in our sector. But in our case, we have nearly 1,000 people working at our R&D center in Istanbul,” he said.
Smartphone artificial intelligence
Sezer said the next step in smartphones is artificial intelligence and that work in this area is gathering speed on a daily basis. “Smartphones will become as- sistants who understand you, respond to your needs and even make your life easier by communicating with other devices. Huawei is conducting significant work in artificial intelligence,” Sezer said. He stated that today’s mobile internet speed in Turkey is more than enough for daily necessities and that 5G will make more sense with the inclusion of the internet of things and machines in the internet ecosystem in the coming period.