The Chinese electronics manufacturer wants to further scale up its development projects for 5G, according to chairman Liang Hua in an interview with the Chinese newspaper South China Moring Post. The company continues to invest in spite of all the recent fuss.

According to the chairman of the board, the company will invest even more in the development of products for 5G in the coming year. In his conversation with the newspaper Liang Hua indicates that for Huawei it is actually business as usual, despite the difficult situation. According to him, the company needs to show that it is doing its own work well and is able to compete well in the field of 5G accreditation, especially now. It assumes that end-users will make their own decisions about which equipment to use.

5G developments

As part of the 5G developments, the Chinese manufacturer is expected to launch a compatible smartphone in the first half of 2019. In addition, it wants to enter into more contracts with 50 partners in the field of 5G. Meanwhile, the company has already rolled out more than 10,000 5G base stations worldwide.

Boycott of Huawei

Huawei does not intend to be distracted by the recent fuss that has arisen around the company, with suspicions that have been playing tricks on the manufacturer in recent months. In the United States in particular, Huawei suspects that the Chinese government is facilitating espionage activities via the supplier’s (telecom) network equipment.

These suspicions have led, among other things, to the boycott of Huawei equipment by various countries and telecom operators. The CFO Meng Wanzhou was also recently arrested in Canada on suspicion of circumventing sanctions against Iran. That’s why the U.S. asked for her extradition.

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