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Huawei chairman blames US for trying to scuttle 5G in India


Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei expects India to emerge as second-largest 5G market in 10 years, a senior company official said Sunday.

"We know India as an important emerging market. From the long-term perspective, India's 5G market will be huge and second only to China. This can be the long-term perspective of 10 years," James Wu, president, Southern-East Asia region at Huawei Technologies told reporters here.

Global telecom industry body GSM Association has projected that there will be 1.4 billion 5G connections globally by 2025, accounting for about 15 per cent of the total market. By this point, almost half of connections in the US will be 5G, 30 per cent will be 5G in China, and 5 per cent in India.

Huawei global chairman Guo Ping on Sunday also alleged that the Trump administration is creating hurdles in the sale of its 5G telecom equipment to India and is sending its top officials to negatively influence the government and corporates against the company.