New Delhi: The data richness that India and China possess, thanks to their large population, will ensure that both countries take the next big leap of growth into the future, Huawei India CEO Jay Chen said on Tuesday.
“The data generated in India and China is much higher than North America. We have very unique strengths in this regard,” Chen said at a session on the India Mobile Congress.
“Because of data and data refinery possibilities, we (India and China) have big strength in the future,” he said.
Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei is currently facing global scrutiny over 5G network security concerns raised by the US.
5G, the next-generation technology for wireless communications, is expected to improve data speed and propel Internet of Things, yielding industry-altering changes for sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, education, transport and agriculture.
India has already approved a one-year 5G trial period and a one-time fee of ₹5,000 for entities seeking experimental spectrum to conduct trials.
India has, however, not stated explicitly whether it will allow Huawei to participate in the trials as the DoT awaits a recommendation from the committee examining possible security risks arising out of Huawei’s presence in 5G networks.
Since last year, the US has pressed its allies to ban Huawei from 5G rollouts on suspicions about Chinese espionage, allegations the company has always denied.
Australia and Japan have barred Huawei, while Canada and New Zealand are likely to follow suit. Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, however, have welcomed Huawei. Many countries in Europe are still to take a decision.
Huawei, on its part, has said that if the company is banned in India, the country’s roll-out of 5G services will be delayed by 2-3 years. The company has also said it is willing to sign a no-backdoor pact with India.
“Huawei has already deployed 5G solutions in China. We now see the next revolution coming from a combination of 5G and artificial intelligence… this is what we want to showcase in India,” Chen said on Tuesday.