- The company’s CEO said that it is now an “accepted fact that Huawei’s technology is much ahead of the industry”, and the company is a “frontrunner in 5G”
- Recently, Bharti Airtel’s promoter Sunil Mittal extended his support to Chinese telecom equipment major
- The US has blacklisted Huawei and also warned India over using its equipment
Chinese telecom equipment maker is making headlines again. According to PTI, keeping the company out of 5G play would result in a big loss for telecom operators and end-users in India.
A frontrunner in 5G?
Huawei India CEO Jay Chen told PTI that keeping the company out will be a loss to Indian operators, vertical industries as well as the end consumer. He said that the company is confident of the Indian government taking an independent and unbiased decision that provides level-playing-field for all players of the country, one that is guided by policy, standards, and procedure and not based on the country of origin or speculative allegations lacking evidence.
He further added that the company does not wish to get caught in the geopolitical crossfire and that it remains fully committed to complying with the laws of the land, riding on the strength of its technology.
The CEO also told the news daily that it is now an “accepted fact that Huawei’s technology is much ahead of the industry”, and the company is a “frontrunner in 5G”.
Support from Sunil Mittal
Recently, Bharti Airtel’s promoter Sunil Mittal extended his support to Chinese telecom equipment major. He said in a statement, “India will take this advice carefully, but the decision will have to be taken politically.”
The US has blacklisted Huawei and recently, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also warned India over using Huawei’s 5G equipment. According to his statement, the U.S. hopes that India “does not inadvertently subject itself to untoward security risk” by using 5G equipment from the Chinese tech giant