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in a statement that its products are ready for commercial use and it will acti
vely participate in the commercial deployment and construction of 5G netw
orks in China, and will work closely with industry partners to actively promote the application of 5G.
China is set to become the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, with 460 million 5G users, according to a forecast by the Glo
bal System for Mobile Communications Association, an industry group.
The country’s telecom carriers are expected to spend 900 billion
to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network
construction from 2020 to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Co
mmunications Technology.China’s Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is just ar
ound the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the holiday, which falls on J
une 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.
If they wanted a replay of what happened to ZTE, a Chinese company which relies heavily on outsider
technologies, they may never see it. Because Huawei is a dramatically different kind of business.
The Plan B Huawei has just revealed — a series of self-developed chips — is only part of what makes it an enterprise of strategic insight, and hence resilience. Over
time, that insight has rewarded it with a viable biosphere that its founder Ren Zhengfei believes will enable it to weat
her the storm. “Our growth may drop a bit in the wake of US restrictions, but negative growth is impossible,” said a confident Ren during a Tuesday inter
view with Chinese media, adding that Huawei has cultivated longstanding trust with industry partners.
That may be why, even after Google barred Huawei from some Android featur
es, Ren spoke highly of the Silicon Valley giant, praising it as a “good company”. That may