Russia salutes Huawei's 5G test with open arms, since the first test zone is established in Moscow, in association with the Russian MTS. This goes against Huawei's infamous US ban on the alleged risk of espionage as a port of what we call Phone Wars where the United States also urged many of its allies to do just that. With some low blows, the conflict now seems to be coming to an end, since the United States has not lifted the ban and Huawei has resorted to other commercial projects, mainly to other markets.
This is where Russia comes in, as part of Huawei's expansion to the 5G update. The developer's 5G networks were well received in Moscow, as the capital will be one of the first to obtain a functional test. According to online sources, this movement is a sign of solidarity with China, especially Beijing, while at the same time it is a good opportunity for Russia to upgrade its Internet broadband to the latest ultra high speed technology, for users. Joy
The first 5G test zone in Moscow opened this month together with the Russian operator MTS, and the rest of the capital will be covered soon. On this occasion, Russian officials also revealed their plans to cover the entire country with 5G networks by 2024, including major cities, of course. The Moscow authorities also said that this is not just a test and that 5G is here to stay, as it will soon become a normal part of the city's infrastructure.
This collaboration between Russia and China became official in June 2019, at the height of the Phone Wars to be precise While everyone was ranting about what to do with their Huawei phones now that President Trump had declared the The company responsible for espionage, Mr. Xi Jinping, president of China, visited Russia in June and the agreement between Huawei and MTS was signed.
With the inauguration of the 5G zones, Mr. Zhao Li, CEO of the Russian branch of Huawei, said: “We have been working in Russia for 22 years. Thanks to our partners, we live well here. "
" All Russian operators are collaborating with multiple 5G equipment suppliers, including Huawei. We do not see clear 5G leaders in the deployment of the network in Russia ” added Ms. Michela Landoni, an analyst at Fitch Solutions. According to public records, the Huawei section of Moscow now employs 400 people, while there is also a mobile R&D department in St. Petersburg with 150 employees, with the intention of expanding rapidly in the coming years.