LIMA: Chinese language telecoms big Huawei Applied sciences Co Ltd has requested Peruvian authorities to trademark its “Hongmeng” working system, an indication it might be deploying a back-up plan in key markets in case U.S. sanctions hit its present enterprise mannequin.
Peru’s anti-trust company Indecopi stated Huawei filed the trademark request on Could 27, days after the US put Huawei on a blacklist that barred it from enterprise with international tech corporations corresponding to Alphabet Inc, whose Android working system is utilized in Huawei telephones.
Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s shopper division, informed German newspaper Die Welt in an interview earlier this 12 months that the corporate has a back-up working system in case it was reduce off from U.S.-made software program.
In response to native newspaper Diario Correo, there are some 5.5 million customers of Huawei cellphones in Peru, a rustic of 32 million folks.
Anti-trust regulator Indecopi stated it wanted extra data from Huawei earlier than it might register a trademark for Hongmeng. In an emailed assertion, Indecopi didn’t present particulars on the paperwork it stated it had requested from Huawei, however stated it had given the corporate as much as 9 months to reply.
Representatives for Huawei in Peru declined to offer quick remark and the Chinese language embassy in Lima didn’t reply to requests for remark.