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Technology Huawei pushes 5G in SEAsia, brushing off 'tech war' with US

08:50  03 november  2019
08:50  03 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Huawei ’s offices in Warsaw. Polish officials recently came under pressure from the United States to bar Huawei from building their country’s 5 G communications The administration is warning allies that the next six months are critical. Countries are beginning to auction off radio spectrum for new, 5 G

The Chinese telecoms giant’s boss considers creating a competitor for his company.

Chinese phone giant Huawei said Sunday it was ready to roll out 5G infrastructure across Southeast Asia, dismissing US warnings its tech could be used to hoover up data for Beijing.

15 October 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf: View of the Huawei Germany headquarters. Despite political concerns, the Chinese telecommunications group Huawei will in future be able to play a major role in the expansion of the German 5G mobile communications network. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa (Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images)© Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images 15 October 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf: View of the Huawei Germany headquarters. Despite political concerns, the Chinese telecommunications group Huawei will in future be able to play a major role in the expansion of the German 5G mobile communications network. Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa (Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The firm has emerged as a key protagonist in the wider US-China trade war that has seen tit-for-tat tariffs imposed on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods.

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For months, Australia warned the United States about the destructive capacity of 5 G technology . Now, America is aggressively campaigning against Chinese The Australians had long harbored misgivings about Huawei in existing networks, but the 5 G war game was a turning point. About six months after

Huawei equipment is now behind two-thirds of the commercially launched 5 G networks outside China, said president of Huawei , the world’s largest maker of telecoms gear, has nabbed 50 commercial 5 G contracts outside its home base from countries including South Korea, Switzerland, the United

President Donald Trump's administration has warned Huawei's equipment could allow China to spy on other countries and has effectively blocked American companies from selling US technology to the firm.

But the company has repeatedly denied the accusations, saying it is the victim of tech envy.

Thailand and the Philippines have shrugged off the cybersecurity warnings in a rush to exploit the ultra-fast 5G network promised by the China's biggest smartphone maker, while Vietnam has edged away from Huawei.

"China and the US now is in the trade war and also there is some kind of technology war (which) Huawei is very focused on at the moment," said Huawei vice-president Edward Zhou at the Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) summit on Sunday.

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MIIT will push for integration of 5 G technology with the real economy and set up pilot projects in key companies and industries to lead overall development of the sector. Almost 60 per cent of China’s estimated tech spending of US 6 billion in 2019 will be allocated to telecommunications.

"We are here to support the ASEAN (in) the development for the 5G."

Encompassing hundreds of millions of people, the 10-member bloc wants the next-level technology to help businesses, infrastructure and transport compete globally.

Host country Thailand has welcomed Huawei with open arms, allowing it to set up a test bed at a major university near the Thai capital.

A Huawei spokesperson previously told AFP it had invested $5 billion in the trials and has been invited to conduct similar tests in other Southeast Asian markets.

Elsewhere the Philippines' Globe Telecom said this summer it was launching Southeast Asia's first 5G broadband service using Huawei technology.

Both Thailand and the Philippines are historic US allies and some see the tangle over 5G as a challenge of influence between the two powers.

But not all countries have been eager to sign up.

Vietnam has quietly sided with the US on the issue, shunning the Chinese firm in favour of alternative providers for 5G technology, including Ericsson and Nokia.

The country's military-owned telecoms giant Viettel hopes to be the first to roll out 5G in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and has said it plans to to do so without Huawei, citing security concerns.

Zhou reiterated past statements by the company brushing aside the US claims.

"There is not any cybersecurity issues for us. There is no evidence for the US to say that," he said.

NYT: Trump admin set to extend Huawei license again .
In May, the US Commerce Department added Huawei to the "Entity List," banning US companies from doing business with it unless they have a special license. Since then it has extended temporary licenses for existing customers, like mobile phone users and rural telecoms that use its equipment. The most recent extension is set to expire next week, but the New York Times reports the Trump administration is set to extend it a third time, for a length of time that is unknown.

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