Huawei and the United States government has been at loggerheads on the grounds that Huawei’s 5G equipment is not safe. However, the United States has so far given no evidence of Huawei’s 5G insecurity. The US position on Huawei is obviously an opportunity for Huawei’s competitors but because of the sensitivity of the issue, the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, and other companies rarely talk about Huawei’s problems. Nevertheless, recent reports show that Nokia CTO made a stunning statement regarding Huawei’s 5G.
Recently, Nokia CTO, Marcus Weldon, spoke about the 5G issue in an interview with the British media. He said that Huawei’s 5G device defects are obvious. Some of the problems may be unintentional, such as not fixing bugs, upgrading, etc., but some problems are very confusing. He said that Huawei’s 5G security is actually not safe. More importantly, he expressed his approval for the US to suppress Huawei and believe that the US crackdown on Huawei has made the market fair because Huawei has lost its unfair capital advantage.
As expected, the statements of Nokia’s CTO led to widespread agitation and attack on Nokia. The company quickly released an official statement saying “we recently had an executive who used the BT network. to make comments on the potential impact of competitors’ products, this statement does not represent Nokia’s official opinion.”
Before the public relations accident, Nokia Telecom was also rumored to withdraw from China, but the official also quickly denied this. He said “the Chinese market has always been very important to us, and we believe that in China’s 5G construction, we will play a huge role. At the same time, our flexible supply chain ensures that the company structure will not change because of the government’s requirements for our source of procurement. “