Huawei takes lead in 5G industry: expert

EYEAFRICA TV:  London, UK: Huawei, the Shenzhen-based networking and telecommunications equipment and services supplier, said that it is reassured by the British government’s confirmation that it can continue working with the customers to keep the 5G roll-out on track.

Dexter Thillien, senior industry analyst for, Fitch Solutions, said Huawei is taking the lead in the industry and Europe is a key market.

The British government on Tuesday approved a restricted role for Huawei in building the country’s 5G network. Thillien analyzed the U.S. potential public reaction and Huawei’s reaction to this decision during an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN) in London on Wednesday, analyzing the U.S. potential public reaction and Huawei’s reaction to this decision.

Thillien analyzed the potential public reaction in the U.S., which is an important ally of the UK, in coming days.

“So they won’t be happy. I think it basically shows that their strategy against Huawei has failed, so if you can’t convince your most closest ally not to do so, then this gets really difficult to convince the other European markets. So, their strategy in terms of saying you can’t use Huawei hasn’t worked, because as a trade issue [President] Trump will basically, if there is a bigger trade deal, say Huawei isn’t part of an issue anymore. Also fear that, you know, with the relation with northern, the U.S. is also doing some kind of things similar to what it’s saying what Huawei might do. The final one is that he keep saying, telling your allies that you are going to threaten tariffs, trade war, and then you can’t be really surprised that they don’t trust you that much,” said Thillien.

Talking about Huawei’s reaction to this decision, Thillien said Europe is a key market for its growth.

“They’ll be happy, purely because Europe is a key market for them. So, obviously Asia is very strong because of the economic market, in the U.S. they’re not present, so Europe is a key market for them. That’s where they are competing with Ericsson and Nokia, so that’s a key market for them to be in. Because outside the Europe, then the revenue and the future growth will be going down,” said Thillien.

Thillien also analyzed Huawei’s technical competitiveness.

“So Huawei is taking the lead because it spends between 70 and 80 billion in R&D in the last 10 years, which its two competitors haven’t done. They are trying to catch up, but its difficult, because it’s always moving, it’s not like Huawei is a still target, which you can catch up, because Huawei is always moving ahead. So they’re trying to do their best, we’re not talking about Huawei’s dominating the 66 percent market, it’s basically absurd. In terms of some technical capabilities because of the R&D investments, they are just ahead of the rest,” said Thillien.

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