U.S. intelligence claims Huawei funded by China state security

Apr 23, 2019, 00:28
U.S. intelligence claims Huawei funded by China state security

On Monday Huawei said that the company continues to see growth in the face of ongoing political pressure.

Chinese tech giant Huawei's revenue rose 39 percent year on year to 179.7 billion yuan (about 26.82 billion USA dollars) in the first quarter of the year, the company announced Monday. The total revenue marks a 39 percent year-on-year increase. According to the report, more than 1 million enterprise users and developers are now using Huawei cloud services. The report reveals that the company shipped more than 70,000 base stations around the world and aims to up that number to 100,000 by May. The Chinese telecommunication equipment giant announced early this year that it will set up 5G open labs in its important business hubs around the world in Europe, the Middle East and Asia within this year. A spokesman for the company told the Times, "Huawei does not comment on unsubstantiated allegations backed up by zero evidence from anonymous sources".

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The Chinese company projected that there would be 2.8 billion 5G users worldwide by 2025 and it was looking to build the backend networks necessary to support this growth.

Huawei is the world's second-largest phone manufacturer by volume, but it has struggled to make a dent in the United States, partly because of concerns expressed by the government, including the FBI, CIA, NSA, the Federal Communications Commission and House Intelligence Committee.

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Huawei has repeatedly denied the allegations and launched an unprecedented media blitz by opening up its campus to journalists and making its typically low-key founder, Ren Zhengfei, available for media interviews.

Motivation from the United States has remained questionable, as investigations into Huawei's network have not revealed any type of backdoor, but have criticised the lack of "end-to-end integrity of the products" which the company is supposedly working to fix. "They are buying our products in large quantities as the USA government is advertising for us".

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