Technology giant Huawei leading lonliness of Chinese companies in The transformation of the world is greater wireless trade Fair opportunity to view muscle in the face of Tensions escalate with the West.
Huawei has been blacklisted by western countries concerned About cyber security, while tensions erupted up with United State over TikTok, spy balloons and computer Chips.
Three years later of Chinese epidemic disorder tech Companies are among the dozens of thousands in Barcelona for MWC, also Known as Mobile World Congress, it is annual tech Industry fair that started off Monday.
four days show Is the world’s largest and most influential meeting for Telecom industry where mobile phone makers show off new hardware and telecom Industry managers peruse latest networks gear And software.
Outside of 2,000 exhibitors and sponsors, 150 Chinese companies, and Huawei Technologies Ltd. attended. smartphone and network equipment The manufacturer has expanded its footprint by 50% last year and takes up The organizers said that a vast exhibition hall is almost full at the Fira Convention Center in Barcelona.
This is amazing, given that Huawei was in the center of geopolitical battle over global technology This excel left cutting of that it business crippled by Western sanctions.
the United States three years ago successfully European allies pushed like Britain and Sweden to ban or restrict Huawei equipment in their phone networks over Beijing fears can use He. She for Electronic intrusion or sabotage critical Telecom Infrastructure – Allegations repeatedly denied by Huawei. Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have taken similar measures.
Brian Chamberlain, Executive Advisor to Huawei wireless Transporter group He said, “It was a punishment big The effect of “but the company” will not try to break anything of Those rules. “
But at the same time, it won’t slow down us down He said at the show. “We will continue to do so business with companies and countries that want our support. “
Huawei’s massive presence in show he sign of said John Strand, Dane telecom Industry consultant.
Huawei wantsgive “Biden is the finger,” Strand said. of President of the United States. The company’s message, he said, is: “Despite US sanctions, we are alive, kicking and doing well.”
United States and China tech Tensions only escalated.
A suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down by a US fighter jet has sparked a row between Beijing and Washington in recent weeks.
US authorities have banned TikTok from devices exported to government employees over A popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app fears data privacy risk Or it could be used to push pro-Chinese narratives.
United State also seek to restrict China access to equipment To make advanced semiconductors and signature up key Allies of Japan and the Netherlands.
This came after the MWC exhibition four years ago became a battleground between the United States and China over Huawei and security of next-generation wireless networks. In a keynote address, a senior Huawei executive rushed to the United States over Her push to make the allies turn away from the company gear.
Huawei hasn’t gone away, and the feud continues. Washington expanded sanctions last Month with new restrictions on Exports to Huawei of less advanced tech items.
Nevertheless, the company has maintained its position as the world’s No. 1 maker of network gear Thanks sales in China and other markets in which Washington has not succeeded in convincing governments of this boycott company.
coast, who He was attending MWC for 26 years old, said Huawei wants to show the world It mainly steers clear of networking gear – the hidden Plumbing such as base stations and connecting antennas world’s mobile devices – and became everyone-round tech the supplier.
The company reinvents itself by providing hardware and software for Shipping ports, self-driving cars, factories and other industries it hopes will be less vulnerable to Washington.
Since MWC is a global event they will (Huawei) want To communicate on This shows they still are key player in the telecom and high-tech said Thomas Howson, principal of the school analyst In Forrester Research.
The presence of the company as well big Simply because of “repressed-up demand, Chamberlain said of Huawei.
We were locked up in China for the past Three years due to COVID restrictions. So this is really it first The time we were able to share with our customers.
Huawei also Smartphones and sales outside China crashed after Google was banned from offering Maps, YouTube and other services that would normally come pre-loaded on Android devices.
Huawei’s consumer brand has collapsed in Hasson said. At MWC, “Huawei may very well announce new Consumer smartphones and new Consumer appliances, but the brand has lost momentum and these announcements She is in the first place for fastMarket growth outside United States and Western Europe”.
Huawei just part of The largest Chinese delegation, whose turnout was supported by China to lift all COVID-19 travel restrictions. ZTE, another Chinese tech The company that has been sanctioned by the United States, plans Product launch at MWC.
Chinese mobile said Ben Wood, president of phone makers Honor, Oppo and Xiaomi analyst In CCS Insight. Honor was from Huawei budget brand but has been sold off in 2020 in Hopes of Revive sales by separating them from penalties on her company parent.
“The Remover of COVID restrictions in China has made He. She possible for These manufacturers to attend show in forceWood said. They are all eager to establish themselves as the “third alternative” to Apple and Samsung in European markets MWC sees as pivotal event To do that.”