Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Says US Underestimates Firm

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On the identical time, the US Commerce Division introduced an efficient ban on American firms promoting or transferring US know-how to Huawei.

Ren Zhengfei spoke to Chinese language media days after President Donald Trump issued orders geared toward thwarting Huawei’s enterprise in the USA, the newest salvo in a months-long effort to cease the corporate’s cost to the highest of the leaderboard in next-generation 5G know-how.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday shrugged off US makes an attempt to dam his firm’s international ambitions, saying the USA underestimates the telecom big’s power.

“The current practice of US politicians underestimates our strength,” Ren Zhengfei stated, in accordance with transcripts from state-run media.

Final week, Trump declared a “national emergency” empowering him to blacklist firms seen as “an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States” — a transfer analysts stated was clearly geared toward Huawei.

“Huawei’s 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won’t be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years,” he stated.

On the identical time, the US Commerce Division introduced an efficient ban on American firms promoting or transferring US know-how to Huawei.

US web big Google, whose Android cell working system powers many of the world’s smartphones, stated this week it was starting to chop ties with Huawei in gentle of the ban.

‘Cannot be remoted’ 

The transfer may have dramatic implications for Huawei smartphone customers, because the telecoms big will now not have entry to Google’s proprietary companies — which embrace the Gmail and Google Maps apps — a supply near the matter informed AFP.

However the Commerce Division on Monday issued a 90-day reprieve on the ban on the switch of know-how by permitting short-term licences.