The world’s largest telecoms equipment provider has said it has been trying to find alternatives to US hardware after the United States all but banned it in May.
China’s three state telecoms on Thursday announced the roll-out 5G mobile phone services, marking a key step in Beijing’s ambitions to become a technology superpower at a time when it remains locked in trade tensions with Washington.
Deputy President David Mabuza is on a week-long visit to China where he will co-chair the 7th Session of the South Africa-China Bi-National Commission.
Huawei may be one of China’s most global companies – with more than 180,000 employees in more than 170 countries running a telecommunications that generates more than $100 billion annually – but it still has elements of a family firm.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] says it has started making 5G base stations without US components and that total production of 5G base stations should more than double in 2020 as more countries introduce the technology.