Huawei: We’ll Never Give Up On Australia
Huawei Australia CEO, Hudson Liu, has affirmed the Chinese company’s commitment to the Australian market, despite being banned from the local 5G network build, and recent US bans.
“We accept that the Australian Government policy on 5G may not change in the short term but we will never give up on the Australian market, we are committed to this country in both the good times and bad times,” said Mr Liu at Huawei’s 15th Anniversary in Sydney.
“Our network business will continue to bring in solid income as we continue to deliver 4G for our existing customers and our consumer and enterprise businesses are still growing.”
Huawei has continued to reject international allegations its equipment poses national security concerns, and cyber-intelligence links to the Chinese government.
Liu’s remarks were made in front of 400 Sydney based staff and Huawei Australia Chairman, John Lord, at The Concourse Theatre in Sydney.
Huawei entered the Australian market in 2004, and is said to employ over 700 staff, with annual revenues over A$750 million [network, enterprise and consumer divisions].
“Hopefully, in the future the situation will change and we will be able to deliver our market leading 5G technology here and finally give Australians access to the best 5G in the world,” added Liu.
The company claims to be the global 5G leader, with 50 5G contracts signed – over half in Europe, with commercial services launched in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Korea.
The news comes as the Chinese giant ramps up its home-ground OS, following the loss of its Google Android license, and intensifying US-China trade bans.