Desperate Huawei Makes ‘Unrealistic’ Offer To Get Out Of Jail
Desperate for a share of the 5G market in the Western world Huawei’s chief executive is now trying to cut a deal with a Western world Company in an effort to get a seat at the table.
His desperation plan is based on a concept of selling its current 5G know-how to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns that have been raised by the US ans Australia Governments that have resulted in Huawei being banned in both Countries.
Ren Zhengfei said the buyer would be free to “change the software code” he claims this will allow any flaws or supposed backdoors to be addressed without Huawei’s involvement.
The Chinese technology Company who spent millions at the IFA trade show in Berlin trying to convince Western journalists that they are a genuine Company who don’t spy on owners of their smartphones also claims that it won’t help the Chinese government spy on or disrupt other countries telecoms systems.
One expert told the BBC, who had previously cast doubts on Huawei’s claims to independence, said the idea of it helping another country’s business to compete represented an “extraordinary offer”.
“Perhaps the explanation is that Huawei recognises that it is unlikely to be able to bypass the efforts the Trump administration is putting into minimising its scope to operate in North America, Western Europe and Australasia,” said Prof Steve Tsang from University College London’s Soas China Institute.
“But it’s difficult to see Nokia or Ericsson being interested in buying it. And it’s also difficult to see how an American company would be able to reassure the Trump administration that it’s absolutely top notch American technology.
“And if they can’t do that, why would they want to spend tens of billions of US dollars on something that will quickly become out-of-date.”
Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei made the proposal in interviews with the Economist and the New York Times.