Sandwiched between the ongoing US-China trade war, Chinese telecom equipment major Huawei is frantically looking to salvage its prestige and fast cover the lost ground.
With the digital-friendly Narendra Modi government back at the helm, it would be interesting to see what would be the reaction towards Huawei — without offending US President Donald Trump who is going after Huawei and its 5G dream.
India, with a stable technology scenario, is where Huawei has decided to place its maximum energies on — for both the devices and 5G technology segments where the US ban is set to make it bleed profusely in the coming quarters.
Huawei predicts there would be the 2.8 billion 5G users by 2025, and looks seriously at India to offset losses it is going to incur in the wake of US ban.
“Unlike the headwinds it has been facing elsewhere, India remains a potentially positive hotspot for Huawei,” Prabhu Ram, head, Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR, told IANS.
“Unlike 4G, 5G is a completely new terrain and India would need to test various use cases for 5G adoption in India. As such, it would need to depend on the capabilities of a variety of vendors, including Huawei,” Ram said.