Huawei has been a front runner on 5G, recently recog by BT and expanding globally, despite of sanctions by US.
BT Chief architect Neil McRae on Huawei capabilities and readiness in Global mobile broadband conference.
"I've been to Shenzhen recently [Huawei's headquarters] and there's nowhere else in the world where you can see" the kind of 5G technology developments that Huawei has achieved, he noted during a panel discussion, though without highlighting any specific advances.
"The other suppliers need to learn from Huawei -- the others are held back by old telco issues," he added.
He certainly putting others to be alert and proactive on the race of 5G. But huawei has been growing significantly on world 5G space, it has recently claimed of sending more than 10K 5G Base stations gloabally, including europe, middle east, Korea etc.
As some of the news make the things more spicy when Swiss operator Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee revealed that it is going to replace its copper-based broadband services with a 5G-powered mobile alternative using technology developed by China's Huawei.
"We want 5G to replace most of the ADSL and VDSL stuff and at the same time to compete against cable," he said. "That is what we want to do and we are going to try to do it as fast as we can and with the availability of systems from Huawei."
US sanctions seems to be diluted with disruption and pace of technology adoption. Doesn't it.