Huawei Signed a Deal in Russia To Develop 5G Network, During Xi Jinping-Putin Summit
June 6, 2019 (EIRNS)—On the sidelines of the summit between the Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 5, Huawei has signed a deal with Russian telecom company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year. The deal will see “the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth-generation networks in 2019-2020,” MTS said in a statement. Huawei Deputy Chairman and Rotating Chairman Guo Ping said he was “very happy” with the agreement “in an area of strategic importance like 5G,” the Guardian reported. The signing ceremony coincided with the first international video call, using Russia’s 5G network, connecting St. Petersburg and the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
Today, China has granted licenses to three Chinese telecommunications network operators (China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom) and the China Broadcasting Network cable company, to run commercial 5G mobile services, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Clearly, China plans for Huawei Technologies to survive, despite U.S. economic warfare restricting its access to purchasing U.S. components and technology.