Huawei is one of the major manufacturers of essential equipment for 5G networks. Following the outbreak of corona virus earlier this year, the company said continuing the 5G rollout was the best way to ensure connectivity during the crisis. However, in a recent statement, senior executive Eric Xu also told reporters the delays could last until “the time when the pandemic is brought under control”
In his opinion, the first priority was to ensure the existing network was reliable, as people were using it to work, entertain and learn from home. Given the demand for bandwidth and better coverage, “the quickest way is to use the 5 G deployment”.
“We need to accelerate the network bandwidth… to make sure everyone can work and can entertain and can share information” …
“On the other hand, [we must] consider the health and safety issue, especially for protecting our employees and our partners,” he said.