Published: Mon, January 28, 2019
IT | By Emmett Cole

Huawei ushers in 5G

Huawei ushers in 5G

The bullish forecast contrasts with those of market-leader Samsung and other rivals such as Apple Inc (AAPL.O), both of which have flagged weakening sales in China - the largest smartphone market where demand has always been slowing, and where economic growth is at its lowest pace in almost three decades. Australia and New Zealand have excluded Huawei from their 5G deployment, while Germany is reportedly considering a similar move.

"Given that, we have chose to pause further Huawei in our core whilst we engage with the various agencies and governments and Huawei just to finalise the situation, of which I feel Huawei is really open and working hard", he said after Vodafone reported third-quarter numbers.

The firm's finance chief Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, also daughter of its founder, was arrested in Canada last month at the behest of the United States. Huawei has denied the allegations.

Huawei recently announced the 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 and the Huawei 5G CPE Pro as the first commercial 5G device.

"Our customers. they have trust and confidence in us, and only some political guys are trying to bring a lot of noise to keep pressure (on us)", Yu said.

"We expect as we enter into the next fiscal year to start seeing the benefits in terms of revenue growth", she said.

"Even without the USA market we will be number one in the world", Yu said, referring to Huawei's smartphone division, which shipped 208 million handsets past year. It unveiled its two AI chips late previous year, taking on major USA players Qualcomm and Nvidia.

Huawei, china's leading mobile phone manufacturer, unveiled the world's first 5G chipset, earlier today. Huawei's keenly-priced next generation 5G mobile network equipment will also give it an edge against global competitors in countries with relatively lower levels of GDP.

The firm has been using its chipsets in its high-end phones and server products, though it has said it has no intention to become a standalone semiconductor vendor that competes against the likes of Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc.

Poland is set to exclude Huawei from its future 5G network in favour of European players following the arrest of an employee from the Chinese telecoms company on suspicion of spying, officials and industry sources say.

"5G and artificial intelligence have been the hottest topics over the past year and Huawei has made great strides in the fields", Jiemian cites Ding Yun, CEO of Huawei's carrier business group, as saying at the launch event.

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