D avid Wang had good laughs. Wang is the chief representative of Huawei in Berlin and this is how he was the top lobbyist of the world's largest networking equipment. The already important role of Germany for the Chinese companies has been strengthened once again by its proximity to Berlin, reports now more directly in the corporate center in Shenzhen.
During this week, Dort announced the firm's strong two-digit growth rate, Huawei was first and foremost the face of political tensions and the unprecedented trade dispute between China and America. In Germany, too, customers' uncertainty about whether they should buy Huawei smartphones at all has disappeared, Wang assures. "We expect very positive growth, the business is doing well," the Huawei manager said. Huge figures for Germany do not show the Chinese.
Huawei wants to stay on Android
By examining President Trump's emergency decree of May for American companies on November 19 in Huawei business relations, especially the provision of their smartphones many Google customers lost through the Google operating system Android. Huawei recently introduced its own operating system on behalf of Harmony OS. This is not to replace Android without Wang's words, but to complement it, either as an ecosystem for future communication between smartphones and cars or at home. "As long as Android is available for Huawei, we stay with Android," Wang softly. It was hoped that those negotiations would end with the American search engine group with Washington.
In the important growth field around the fast 5G wireless standard, the Chinese had recently obtained a counter-victory from the European Commission. In one report – although naming names, though unmistakably visited on Huawei – warned of a major threat from states. In this connection, Wang refers to the German position, which has not really changed since May, by providing a paper from the Federal Network Agency for attention at times. Unlike the Americans, the Federal Government does not want to exclude a provider from here.
Wang's face hardly surprises: "Germany tells the rest of the world how a risk reduction strategy works," Wang says. The companies are bidding to work together with security agencies. "The one that is with a bulletproof car – it is perhaps safer, therefore heavier, consumes more alcohol and is expensive," says Wang. It was said that many had to bring security into the new network. Vodafone etwa shares its 5G expansion halfway between Swedish provider Ericsson and Huawei, the Chinese does not yet read into the core network. Wang assures me that I will not disturb: "The market is still very much in the beginning. There is plenty of room for more contenders there. ”