Keep up to date on the latest global coverage on Huawei from around the world. As Huawei has received wide media coverage from across the global we thought it would be good to highlight some of the stories that have been published.
- Italian PM assures Huawei it won’t face discrimination
After meeting with Mr.Ren in Beijing, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that he had assured China’s Huawei Technologies that it would not face discrimination in the rollout of Italy’s 5G telecoms network.
- “no-spy agreement” with German
nytimes.com and reuters.com reported that China’s Huawei offered Berlin a “no-spy agreement” to address security concerns over the Chinese company’s involvement in building Germany’s next-generation 5G mobile infrastructure, a German magazine said on Wednesday. “Last month, we talked to the German Interior Ministry and said that we were ready to sign a no-spy agreement with the German government and to promise that Huawei will not install any backdoors in the networks,” Wirtschaftswoche quoted Huawei Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei as saying.
- “We are not rejecting someone because he is Chinese,” EU’s Juncker says when asked on 5G
“We are not rejecting someone because he is coming from faraway, because he is Chinese, the rules have to be respected,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, when asked on 5G at a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
- Portugal “will not exclude” Chinese companies from 5G network
Portugal”s foreign affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva guaranteed on Friday in China that the European Union (EU) is to define one common position on the 5G mobile network without excluding any company, from any country.
- Czech President Welcomes Huawei’s Participation in 5G Deployment
President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman met with Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei in Beijing on April 27. President Zeman voiced his support for Huawei, saying that he believes the allegations against Huawei are groundless. The president also hopes Huawei will play a bigger role in the Czech Republic’s economic digitisation and 5G deployment.
- Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Huawei Technologies’ Beijing office on Thursday morning in what was seen as a sign of Malaysian support for the Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier.
- Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei
“Until now we have not found technical indications that point in the direction of a spying threat,” a spokesman for the agency said on Monday. “We are not providing a final report on the matter, but are continuing to look into it.”
- Poland to hold off blanket ban on Huawei 5G gear due to cost concerns
Poland is unlikely to exclude all Huawei equipment from its next generation mobile networks, a government minister told Reuters, in part to avoid increased costs for mobile operators.
- Former spy agency head says Canada should postpone 5G decision
Canada should postpone banning Chinese communications giant Huawei’s use of 5G technology because the decision could complicate a fraught relationship with the superpower, says the former head of Canada’s spy agency.
- Gingrich Opens Rift With Trump on 5G: ‘We Are Losing to Huawei’
Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich assailed the Trump administration’s strategy for rolling out 5G wireless technology, saying the U.S. risks forfeiting leadership to China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and joined critics from both parties who urge a focus on different airwaves. “We are losing to Huawei,” Gingrich said Thursday in an interview.
- Ban on Huawei will leave Europe trailing behind the US in 5G, says Qualcomm boss
Enrico Salvatori said that “operators have been very vocal and direct that without Huawei it would be a significant time to market delay”. He added: “Europe overall doesn’t want to make the same mistake we did with 4G — we were almost two years late to North America.”
- Lord Sugar calls BS on America’s 5G Huawei witch-hunt
The UK’s former business Tsar, Alan Sugar, has backed Chinese technology giant Huawei to be involved in the UK’s 5G mobile network rollout. Sugar took to Twitter on Monday to voice his support for the world’s biggest mobile network equipment provider, saying that US allegations were motivated by commercial interests rather than a genuine concern for network security.
“The 5G Huawei issue is a total joke. There is no security issue with China. This BS is driven by USA, [it is] not about security, it’s about business. Huawei competitors in the USA [are] trying to block them from the market. We must not fall for this! Huawei are great engineers, we need 5G ASAP,” he said.
- China Could Win From Tech Cold War
Washington’s inability to persuade its allies to reject technology from Huawei Technologies Co. has shown the limits of its influence.
- Huawei Technologies has now secured 40 commercial 5G network contracts
- Huawei and Orange Spain collaborate to build a 5G-ready FMC IDN
- KPN inks deal with Huawei for 5G mobile radio access network
The RAN project is part of KPN’s mobile network modernisation, with an eye toward the future launch of 5G technology. Huawei said that KPN will make a separate decision on the supplier for its 5G core network, in line with its multi-vendor strategy.
- The Strategy Analytics Report Shows That Huawei’s 5G Competitiveness is Far Ahead of Its Peers, While Nokia Comes Last
Strategy Analytics unveiled the comparison results between leading global 5G RAN suppliers and the 2023 5G global market forecast report. The consulting firm compared Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia in terms of their 5G network performance, product portfolios, contributions to standardisation, R&D investment, product delivery, etc. The results showed that Huawei’s 5G competitiveness is far ahead of other vendors.