Huawei to showcase 5G at IMC 2019 despite facing ban in US

Huawei will showcase 5G-enabled applications at the India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2019 as the telecom network maker continues to struggle in several European markets and the United States.
Huawei 5G base station in ChinaHuawei, which was blacklisted by the United States banning sourcing technology from US-based companies due to spying allegations, will showcase 5G Life across consumer devices, home broadband, media & entertainment, smart city 2.0, smart transportation and smart education at the telecom event next week.

India Mobile Congress 2019, the largest telecom event in India, will be held from Oct 14-16 at the Aero City in Delhi.

Earlier, Airtel announced that it will showcase live 5G network at the telecom event in pact with its partners. Airtel did not reveal its 5G network partners. India government is aiming to kick off 5G spectrum auction during the current financial year – paving way for operators to offer commercial 5G services in 2020.

Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal also supported Huawei saying the telecom equipment maker will be in a position to support 5G operators with its superior and cost-effective technology for the roll out of 5G network.

Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said: “We bring some of our proven use cases for demo at IMC. Our vision is aligned with the Government of India to bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.”

27 5G networks were commercially launched – till July 2019 — across countries like South Korea, UK, Switzerland, Italy, Philippines among others, and 2/3rd of these networks were powered by Huawei, the company said.

Rajan S Mathews, director general of COAI, said: “Huawei is a leader in 5G technology and we are proud to associate with the brand at India Mobile Congress, which is accelerating adoption and deployment of 5G at rapid pace in various parts of the world.”