Huawei Says Trump is Right That ‘U.S. is Behind’ on 5G

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China’s Huawei welcomed comments from President Donald Trump about the future of U.S. mobile communications. Speaking ahead of MWC in Barcelona which began yesterday, Huawei Chairman Guo Ping reiterated his company’s position that it has never and would never allow any country to spy through its equipment, reported Reuters.

Trump wrote last week on Twitter, he wants the U.S. to rollout 5G faster than other countries. 

He wants 5G “and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind,” Trump said.

Gao said Trump’s recent assertion that the United States needed to get ahead in mobile communications through competition rather than seeking to block technology was “clear and correct,” Reuters reported.

Trump’s tweets on Thursday did not specifically mention Chinese telecom Huawei. Trump is said to be considering an executive order that would ban U.S. companies from using Huawei’s technology over cybersecurity concerns. The Trump administration already banned government use of Huawei products.  Comments? Email Us.

February 26, 2019 

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