Huawei is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first countries outside of China, the company established a presence in. The celebration takes place, after a very turbulent year with allegations that the technology might pose security risks and could be used for spying.
" Well, thank you, my current mood is pretty good. In spite of everything, we have signed 60 contracts for the 5G, in the world, of which 30 are in Europe. We have been supplying the technology, Finland, has received orders from Norway and we are in no way rated of the operators, " says Kenneth Fredriksen.
this is A change in the law, at the end of the year, makes that the Swedish government could review the telecommunications providers on the basis of ”national security”. And operator supply contract will be monitored by the security service and the defense in the face of the 5G auction, which will take place in October, nearly a year behind schedule. Many people see this as action directed against Huawei and so on.
" We believe the authorities when they tell us that the law is not being directed to individual suppliers or countries.
" the last year has been challenging for us, as it has been, it's good that the focus has been on security, it is important to with the 5G build is a much more sensitive infrastructures. However, security is much more than just hardware, it's all about processes and people as well, which we agree with the minister of infrastructure Ygeman.
Kenneth Fredriksen, Huawei's general manager for the Nordic countries and the Baltic states. Photo credit: Jessica Gow/TT < / span>
" The american allegations about the us, they don't want to be with. However, it is interesting that several countries not to follow suit, for example, the united kingdom, and Germany. In the united kingdom has the equipment been tested for ten years, and the security service MI5 did not find anything strange, give it some time.
" We're quite happy with a market share of 35 per cent.
" On the basis of all the claims we have been forced to use energy in order to convince your clients of the actual facts. They love our products, and I am optimistic about the 2020 targets. Technology always beats politics in the long run.
I don't know more about it, politikermötet, but we are not in any order, from any country, to spy or sabotage.
Kenneth Fredriksen, is also head of the company's operations in the faeroe islands, where there was a phone call between the two politicians is that China is going to stop laximporten if the Huawei is not allowed to build the road, 5G-network. The U.S. Danmarksambassadör claimed that China was ”closing down” of the whole of the Faroe islands, and the said Kenneth Fredriksen, ”working for the communists”.
" I don't know more about it, politikermötet, but we are not in any order, from any country, to spy or sabotage. The faroese authorities have given assurances that the investment would not be solely on a commercial basis. The ambassador has not been able to present any evidence, and I don't want to discuss her low level.
also, Ericsson's ceo, has been in the past, in dagens nyheter, said that Europe is falling behind in the race for the new high-speed mobile broadband technology, 5G, and not least of all due to the slow sales. Kenneth Fredriksen, could not agree.
" There's no doubt about it. Being an early adopter, such as south Korea, providing the benefits of access to technology, creating innovation. The competition is becoming increasingly fierce, the trend is going to be faster than in the past. It took 10 years for 3G to reach the 500 million users, it is believed that it will take at least three years, with the 5G.
" It's costing us money and dragging down productivity, but we are running with a high level of security in place to stop altogether. Those people who come back from China to Sweden, they have to be quarantined at home for two weeks, and then when they come to work, we'll take the temperature on them, " said Kenneth Fredriksen.
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