After the US President Trump’s executive order which effectively bans Huawei from trading or operating in the United States, the president had also called on the boycott of the Chinese telecom giant by other western countries all around the globe which had dwindled the sales and reach of Huawei’s products especially the most obvious ones which are the smartphones of course.
But the company just isn’t quitting any moment soon in terms of it’s network solution especially the 5G network infrastructures. The company had recently been linked with a Russian carrier, MTS which had eventually led to a deal to build the 5G infrastructure over the next year in Russia.
According to MTS, the deal is to ensure the development of the 5G networks and the pilot launch of the fifth generation networks by 2019 and 2020. Considering how long Huawei had been scrutinized by the US governement over allegations of the company getting too close to the Chinese government and probably leaking information to the government which could in fact have a negative impact on the National security considering the implementation of the 5G network.
Following the ban earlier May, the US had urged it’s western allies to ban Huawei. While those Western European allies are probably still considering their thoughts about the ban or maybe being skeptical about the call, allies like Australia and NewZealand have already blocked Huawei.
The Huawei-MTS deal was signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day visit to Russia which obviously isn’t something the US government would be happy about and that could in fact show the speculations of President Trump of the US to be true about the Chinese government having political interference in the company.