tech2 News Staff
25. February 2019 11:02:12 IST
The chairman of Huawei on Sunday accused the risk that President Donald Trump could issue an executive decree without the US market.
Guo Ping said that such an order was "not necessary and should not be published", but if issued, would have little impact on Huawei, which has become the leading provider of mobile backbone equipment worldwide.
"Huawei had over $ 1[ads1]00 billion in revenue in 2018. The US share is really low, which means we can ignore the US market," he told a news conference in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress Mass.
Guo added that such a move would harm some small telecommunications operators in the United States who use their equipment.
US officials suspect that Huawei's products from Shenzhen could be used by Beijing to spy on Western governments have already severely limited the company's presence in the United States.
Washington considers the matter urgent as countries around the world prepare to build fifth generation or 5G networks with near instant connectivity, huge data capacity and futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars.
The government has called allies to prevent Huawei from building 5G networks, and Trump is allegedly ordered to hold the Chinese company away from selling advanced equipment in the United States. His equipment could be used for espionage.
"We never have and we will not and we will never allow backdoors in our equipment, and we will. They allow anyone from any country to do this in our equipment," Guo said through an interpreter.
"Huawei will never and will not dare to comply with Chinese laws and laws outside of China, and Huawei will not violate rules and regulations in those countries where we are active, "he added.
The United States did not represent the whole world, and Huawei hoped that each country would make decisions based on its own interests, Guo said.
Network operators looking to quickly deploy the new wireless networks are in a bind, as Huawei's 5G equipment is considered to be far more advanced than competitors such as Swedish Ericsson or Finnish Nokia.
The company employs 180,000 people in 170 countries and counts 45 of the world's largest mobile operators among its customers.
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