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Huawei asks Germany not to close it from building a 5G network – Der Spiegel | Instant News

PHOTO PHOTO: Huawei logo displayed at IFA consumer technology exhibition in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke

BERLIN (Reuters) – Huawei [HWT.UL] Top managers in Germany have appealed to the government not to stop building the 5G cellular network, Der Spiegel said on Friday, after Britain decided to clean Chinese company equipment from its network for security reasons.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has postponed the decision on tougher certification rules until after the summer holidays, amid pressure from some lawmakers sympathizing with the US call to immediately ban Huawei.

“The government’s approach in establishing the same and strong security criteria for all is the right way to ensure a secure network,” Huawei’s representative in Germany, David Wang, told the weekly news magazine.

Three German cellular operators are all Huawei customers, who have been present in the country for 15 years. No one found evidence to support US allegations that the equipment was not safe, Wang added.

Britain this month ordered Huawei equipment to be removed from the 5G network by the end of 2027, while France had told operators to revoke Huawei’s 5G equipment by 2028 without announcing a public ban, sources said.

Deutsche Telekom, leader of the German market, began building 5G networks under existing agreements and only signed contracts with Chinese providers last month. The 5G network now covers almost half the population.

Analysts and industry sources say Deutsche Telekom, which opposes Huawei’s ban, is trying to prevent such results by launching most of the 5G network before political decisions are taken.

Spanish-controlled Telefonica Deutschland said this week it had signed a 5G reserve contract with another telecommunications vendor to cover the risk that Huawei was finally banned from the German market.

(This story corrects the context in paragraph 6 of the 5G contract between Deutsche Telekom and Huawei)

Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Edmund Blair and David Evans


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China warns Britain: You have no future if you try to put China aside | Instant News

LONDON (Reuters) – The Chinese ambassador to London frankly warned Britain on Thursday that they have no future if they try to separate themselves from the communist state.

“It’s hard to imagine a ‘Global Britain’ that bypasses or excludes China, separating from China means separating from opportunities, separating from growth and separating from the future,” Chinese ambassador to London Liu Xiaoming told reporters.

He said Britain would “pay the price” if it wanted to treat China as a hostile country.

Reported by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton


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The Huawei Italy executive said the TIM decision was not political: the newspaper | Instant News

FILE PHOTOS: A view shows the Huawei logo at the headquarters of Huawei Technologies France in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, July 15, 2020. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes

MILAN (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies will continue to work with Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) although it was closed from a recent tender to supply new generation 5G technology, the group’s Italian unit chairman told a newspaper on Monday.

Luigi De Vecchis said the decision to exclude Huawei from supplying the new generation of 5G services in Britain was “geopolitical, not a technological decision” but Telecom Italia’s decision was different.

“We respect the decision, which is commercial rather than political, involving one of the many parts of the network,” he said.

“Of course we are sorry, this is not a party but we continue to work with the TEAM as well as with Vodafone and others.”

The US government has urged allies to exclude the Chinese telecommunications giant from the new generation of Western communications infrastructure because of the dangers that could make China open up strategic opportunities to spy on the West.

Reporting by James Mackenzie, Elvira Pollina, edited by Gianluca Semeraro


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Huawei’s revenue growth slowed amid US pressure, it is hoped that the UK ban | Instant News

FILE PHOTOS: Huawei’s new flagship store is seen ahead of tomorrow’s official opening in Shanghai, following an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), China June 23, 2020. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo

(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., telecommunications company and maker of smart phones No.2, on Monday reported a 13.1% increase in revenue in the first half of this year, showing slower growth as US officials continue to pressure suppliers and corporate customers .

Revenues rose 13.1% to 454 billion yuan ($ 64.90 billion) in the first half of this year, compared with 401.3 billion yuan a year earlier. However, the company’s growth rate fell from 23.2% in the first half of 2019. Huawei said the net profit margin was 9.2%, up from 8.7% in the first half of 2019.

Chinese technology companies posted the report a day before British officials were expected to order the removal of Huawei equipment from the country’s telecommunications network.

The increase in Huawei sales came after more than a year of pressure from American officials on company suppliers and customers. The company sells 5G network equipment to operators and smart phones and laptops to consumers.

American officials put Huawei on a blacklist in May last year, limiting sales to US-made goods companies such as semiconductors. Huawei built its inventory and also continued to design its own chips and make them manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and others.

“Huawei has promised to continue to fulfill its obligations to customers and suppliers, and to survive, move forward and contribute to the global digital economy and technology development, no matter what challenges the company faces in the future,” the company said in a statement on the day Monday. .

In May, US officials announced new rules aimed at limiting Huawei’s ability to supply its own chips, a capability that was crucial for its efforts to sell 5G network devices.

First-half results show faster growth than Huawei’s first-quarter results released in April. For the first quarter, revenue rose about 1% to 182.2 billion yuan, compared to the 39% growth posted a year earlier. Net profit margin in the first quarter narrowed to 7.3% from around 8% a year earlier.

Huawei did not report shipments of mobile units. Research firm IDC reports Huawei as the second largest cellphone maker in the first quarter of 2020, with a market share of 17.8%, behind Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd No. 1 and ahead of No.3 Apple Inc.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis from San Francisco; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Chris Reese


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Assessments on key aspects of the Huawei CFO extradition trial in Canada will be due next Wednesday | Instant News

(Reuters) – A decision on the main legal aspects of the trial on whether Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou can be extradited to the United States from Canada will be announced next Wednesday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTOS: Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou left his home to attend an extradition hearing at the BC Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 23, 2020. REUTERS / Jennifer Gauthier / Photo File

Meng was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States on charges of bank fraud, and was accused of misleading HSBC about belonging to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd owned [HWT.UL]company transactions with Iran.

Meng, 48, said he was innocent and fought against extradition.

This case has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing.

The verdict will deal with multiple criminal charges, deciding whether Mr. Meng’s actions were a crime in Canada and the United States at the time of his arrest.

Lawyer Meng argues that unlike the United States, Canada does not have sanctions against Iran when Canadian officials allow the start of the extradition process, which means that Meng’s arrest does not meet the double criminal law standard.

Canadian prosecutors argue that Meng should be extradited on fraud charges, and that contrary to his defense arguments, this case is not solely about violating US sanctions against Iran.

If the judge decides that Meng’s actions are not a crime in Canada, the rest of his case “dies,” said Gary Botting, a criminal lawyer and extradition expert based in Vancouver. “If the double crime standard falls, he can go home. Not just walking but flying.”

Arguments about multiple criminal charges took place in January in Vancouver.

A court memo on Thursday said British Columbia’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Heather Holmes would lead the trial directly by Meng and other parties, as soon as the decision was issued at 11 pm PDT (1800 GMT) next Wednesday.

The second phase of the trial, focusing on the abuse of the process and whether Canadian officials followed the law when arresting Meng, will begin in June. Closing arguments are expected in the last week of September and the first week of October.

It may be years before a final decision is reached, because the Canadian justice system allows many decisions to be appealed.

Reporting by Moira Warburton in Toronto; Editing by Denny Thomas and and Peter Cooney


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