As Ken Hu, the "rotating" chairman at Huawei Technologies, made the case during a briefing in southern China that his company's telecom equipment was trustworthy and above board, he did something mundane for many global executives, yet remarkable for the embattled Chinese giant: He took questions from foreign journalists. Hu's press conference on Tuesday was an all-too-rare attempt by Huawei's top brass to engage with the world--and it comes at a critical moment. This month, Hu's colleague and the company's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada, accused by Washington of misleading financial institutions to break U.S. sanctions on Iran. Meng's arrest is the latest front in a multipronged standoff between Washington and Beijing, one that encompasses disputes over trade, intellectual property, naval lanes, and much else. In that broader context, focusing on Huawei may appear, at first glance, to be a narrow lens.
SHENZHEN: Telecom industry is not in a healthy state but artificial intelligence will help networks to solve structure issues at root and enable self-healing and self-optimizing of networks, according to Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei. Speaking at HAS 2018, Xu explained how Huawei has been working on its SoftCOM AI network which is a new architecture enabling automation and digitization of networks. "Less than 10% organizations are actually able to create value from AI," said Xu. Huawei will continue to focus on ICT infrastructure and smart devices and will continue to invest in broadband and home network solutions, Xu added. "..we'll continue to make further investment in big data and network"." Xu told that Huawei will be applying AI to all its products and solutions and even use it for internal operations.
BEIJING - The founder of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has hit back at U.S. efforts to blacklist the company, saying defiantly that the world cannot do without Huawei and its "more advanced" technology. "There's no way the U.S. can crush us," Ren Zhengfei said in an interview with the BBC. "The world cannot leave us because we are more advanced." Ren, 74, also denounced as "politically motivated" the December arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. "But now that we've gone down this path, we'll let the courts settle it." The normally media-shy Huawei founder has been forced to step into the limelight in recent months as the company has come under increasing pressure over espionage concerns and the U.S.-led campaign to persuade other countries to ban its technology.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has said it has terminated the employment of a Chinese worker arrested on spying allegations in Poland. Wang Weijing was arrested for "personal reasons", the company said in a statement on Saturday. "This incident created harmful effects on Huawei's global reputation," the company said. Polish authorities on Friday arrested Weijing and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, a move that could increase Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment maker. Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland's special service, said the operation that resulted in the arrest of the two suspects had been under way for a long time and was planned with care.