Huawei obtains 46 commercial 5G contracts from 30 countries

Chinese telecom giant Huawei said it has obtained 46 commercial 5G contracts so far in 30 countries and shipped more than one lakh 5G stations globally.

The Shenzhen-headquartered firm, which is under immense pressure after the US issued the ban warning that Huawei systems could be manipulated by Beijing to spy on other countries and disrupt critical communications, made the announcement on June 6 in a press statement.

Huawei is caught in the intensifying trade war between China and the US after President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on $200 billion on Chinese goods, prompting Beijing to hike duties on $60 billion in American products. The dispute has snowballed into a tech war with the US urging nations to shun the company in 5G networks.

The concerns have escalated as Huawei has risen to become the world leader in telecom networking equipment and one of the top smartphone manufacturers alongside Samsung and Apple.

Some countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have blocked Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks.

However, Russian President Vladimir Putin backed Huawei saying that action against by western countries led by the US is an attempt to push it out of the global market which is beginning of the of a technological war.

The firm’s proactive battles in US courts signal it is willing to use all means, including national courts, to prevent exclusion from a race to the 5G market — the future of high-speed telecommunications.

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