The CEO of Huawei denied the protest that its equipment could be used for spying in the US
The CEO of Huawei denied the protest that its equipment could be used for spying in the US. There is solid reason why Huawei failed to get a repute and strong position in the US market. The third largest smartphone manufacture is facing some troubles in US market regarding security concerns. US administrations have some serious concerns that Huawei’s equipments could be used for spying them.
In this regard, the head of China’s Huawei defended his company on Monday by saying that, telecoms giant had a “very strong track record regarding security.”
On the other hand, Huawei has lost a deal with AT&T in the US that would have given it a chance for better grip on the handset market following a statement by US lawmakers stating protest “regarding Huawei and Chinese intelligence.”
The founder of the group is an ex- engineer in China’s People’s Liberation Army and this can created concerns of close links with the Chinese military and government, which Huawei has always denied.
According to Australian media, US authorities have even requested the Australian government not to use Huawei equipment to set up super-fast 5G wireless networks in the state.
Hu told reporters at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile phone show, “We have seen concerns, however, no solid facts,” according to an English paraphrase of his comments in Chinese.
“Discussions and debate must be based on fact, not suspicion…” he said. “Huawei’s HQ is based in China and if that’s enough to be seen as a group that can’t be trusted, it can be quite problematic,” he added.
“We provide products for 400 operators; we have a very strong track record regarding security. Security is one of our top priorities.”
In a question to the first deployments of 5G, the next generation of mobile phone technology that assure to be fast enough to download a complete movie in less than a second, Hu answered that commercialization was expected to start before the end of the year.
According to Hu, Huawei has signed 45 agreements and contracts for 5G pre-commercialization all around the world. Moreover their large-scale trials would be in London, Vancouver, Tokyo and Seoul.