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Huawei: We want to be open and transparent

Sam Shead | Oct. 25, 2013
Some governments have resisted using Huawei's gear due to national security fears.

In contrast to the US, the UK is working more and more closely with Huawei. Last week UK chancellor George Osborne visited the company's headquarters to announce a new $200 million (£123 million) UK R&D centre, after stating that Britain is open to Chinese investment.

Much of BT's telecoms infrastructure is already underpinned by Huawei's equipment and other countries in EMEA are following suit. Huawei announced yesterday that it has secured a $700 million (£432 million) contract to replace Danish mobile operator TDC's equipment (previously supplied by rival Ericsson) with its own gear.

Whether Huawei's transparency efforts will change attitudes in certain countries remains to be seen but the company's target of reaching $60 billion (£37 billion) revenues by 2017 might just depend on it.


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