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Germany and US rural telcos boost Huawei’s bid to stay in the 5G game

Huawei is fighting back against mounting pressures with bold statements about its 5G leadership, and commitments to convince governments that its security record is “clean”. The firm’s rotating CEO, Ken Hu, told the Financial Times that Huawei had won 25 5G contracts and was on course to report annual revenues of more than $100bn – in other words, it is the best placed vendor to supply any operator which wants to roll out 5G at an early stage. “Our customers continue to trust us,” he said, hitting out at “efforts in some markets to create fear about Huawei”, and at political interference in business matters. This was a clear reference to the USA, which has excluded Chinese vendors from national…

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