The past few months had been quite tough for Huawei due to the US Ban. Recently, we have come to know that the Russian president Vladimir Putin has currently hosted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Both are celebrating 70 years of trade relations between them. China’s Huawei has recently signed a deal with the Russian carrier MTS to build its 5G network in order to commemorate the event. The deployment of Huawei 5G Network is a sign of a strong partnership between the two countries.
Huawei has recently signed a deal with Russian Telecom Company MTS. The deal was signed between Guo Ping, Huawei executive, and Alexei Kornya, president and CEO of MTS, in front of both presidents. Furthermore, it is quite clear from the declaration of the partnership between China and Russia that Russia is supporting Huawei when the United States is trying to ban the Shenzhen company across the globe.
Huawei’s Guo Ping stated that he is very happy with the agreement in an area of strategic importance like 5G. In addition to that MTS stated that:
“The deal will see the development of 5G Technologies and the pilot launch of fifth-generation networks in 2019-2020.”
The past month had been so tough for the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturing Company, Huawei. Most of the US Companies broke their ties with Huawei one after the other. Google, Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, ARM, SD Association,JEDEC, as well as Wi-Fi Alliance banned Huawei. The Huawei US ban is devastating the company making things more difficult for it.
Since last year, 5G trials have been conducted in Chinese cities ahead of plans to deploy the technology across the country in 2020, and now the government has given the green light.
The Industry and Information Technology Ministry said state-owned telecom providers China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network Corporation received business licences to operate fifth-generation digital cellular mobile communication services.
“After the issuance of 5G licences, we will continue to welcome foreign companies to actively participate in China’s 5G market, seek common development of China’s 5G, and share the achievements of China’s 5G development,” said Miao Wei, the minister of industry and information technology, according to the ministry’s Twitter-like Weibo account.
China Mobile later said it would offer 5G services in 40 Chinese cities this year.
The United States has urged other countries to shun Huawei over concerns that its equipment could be used by Beijing’s intelligence services.