The Chinese company Huawei acknowledged that US sanctions stop the sale of their smartphones in Germany, according to the statements of the head of Huawei in Germany, David Wang, to the newspaper Rheinische Post.
“Our market share in Germany has increased in recent years to more than 20%, until recently, now, logically, the sale is somewhat halted”, Wang said. The reason is that customers fear that Huawei no longer has the updates for Google’s Android operating system.
The United States placed Huawei on the blacklist of companies with which American companies can not maintain business relationships without special permission.
The rule still does not apply to operating systems until mid-August, but according to media reports, Google wants to obtain a long-term exemption.
Huawei had already announced that it could have its own operating system to be launched at the latest by the first half of next year. However, the integration of Google services is important for the European market.
Wang also stressed that Huawei is part of the basis of cooperation with German mobile phone providers in the construction of super-fast 5G networks. “We are currently providing network elements for the extension of the LTE networks of Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Germany and Telefónica Germany“, said the Huawei manager.
“We start from the basis that we will have these three companies also in the construction of future 5G networks,” he added. Huawei also wants to comply with the security requirements expected for 5G suppliers. “There has never been any indication of rear doors being included in our software”, Wang said.
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