The US decision to allow US companies to continue working with Huawei would have little impact on the Chinese technology company, according to a leader in Huawei.
Huawei is able to deliver its products to customers without relying on US parts, Chairman Liang Hua told CNBC's Jeff Katmore at the East Tech West Conference in Nansha County, Guangzhou, China on Monday.
Reuters reported that the administration of President Donald Trump is about to issue a two-week license extension that will allow US companies to continue supplying technological parts to Huawei.
"Whether or not there is an extension in terms of its real impact on Huawei, it will be very limited," Liang said in a panel comment. "Our products can be shipped without relying on US components and chips."
He said that if US companies couldn't sell to Huawei, it would "do more harm" to them. According to Huawei, all of its core products, including 5G base stations, can be manufactured and delivered to its customers without relying on parts from the US, according to the president.
Huawei is the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world and one of the leading names in the development of 5G ̵
In May, the United States blacklisted Huawei and its partners, the so-called Entity List, and said the company posed a security risk. As a result, US companies cannot sell or transfer Huawei technology without a government-issued license. Later, Washington softened its position and temporarily extended its license to US companies.
Despite US pressure, Huawei said in October that it had signed more than 60 commercial 5G contracts with "leading global carriers."
Without direct contact with the US Government
The President of Huawei stated that the company had no direct communication with the US Government. "We also don't have a channel to talk to them," Liang says.
Asked why he believed that US government officials did not speak directly to Huawei, Liang said that the US government did not know the technology company well enough. , "The lack of communication is due to a lack of knowledge."
Even amid reports that the US government is working to extend the license for US Huawei sales companies, US Attorney General William Bar recently wrote to the Federal Chairman of the Communications Commission saying that the company, along with
Barr writes in support of a draft telecoms regulator's plans to prevent Huawei and ZTE from selling goods to businesses, such as regional and rural broadband service providers, using money Fr. t the universal fund of the FCC. He said that the role of companies in the global 5G equipment market is a cause for caution.
Liang told CNBC that this move "will only harm the broadband providers in these rural areas. This will only lead to a greater digital divide in
. Huawei Ren Zhengfei said in September that the company is keen to exclusively license its 5G technology to an American company to create a level playing field.
The license will include Huawei's own 5G technology, including source code, hardware, software , check But on Monday, Liang said that no US company has so far approached Huawei directly for licenses.