The new technology will require an overhaul of telecommunications infrastructure. The term 5G stands for a fifth generation, to succeed the current fourth generation of mobile connectivity that has made video sharing and movie streaming commonplace.
The 5G will do more than make mobile phones faster — it will link billions of devices, revolutionizing transportation, manufacturing and even medicine. It will also create a multitude of potential openings for bad actors to exploit.
The vulnerability helps explain the rising tension between the U.S. and Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest technology company. Huawei is pushing for a global leadership role in 5G, but American officials suspect that could help Beijing spy on Western governments and companies.
“Huawei’s significant presence in 5G creates a new vector for possible cyber-espionage and malware,” Michael Wessel, a commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission that advises Congress, said in an interview. By connecting whole new classes of products, 5G “creates new vulnerabilities.”
The technology holds great promise. Forests of gadgets will communicate instantly via millions of antennas. Cars will talk to each other to avert lethal crashes, factory foremen will monitor parts supplies and doctors can perform remote surgery as video, sound and data flow without delay. Connections will be 10 to 100 times faster than current standards — quick enough to download an entire movie in seconds.
Yet U.S. national security officials see billions of opportunities for spies, hackers and cyber-thieves to steal trade secrets, sabotage machinery and even order cars to crash. Citing security threats, the U.S. has been pushing allies to block Huawei from telecommunications networks. The U.S. Congress has banned government agencies from buying the company’s gear.
Do you know why the United States is killing Huawei?
Look at the data below and you will understand:
Huawei employs more than 10,000 Phd degree holders as well as many talented Russian mathematicians.
Do you know how many Huawei’s employees earned more than 1 million a year? More than 10,000 people.
Do you know how many Huawei’s employees earned more than 5 million a year? More than 1000 people!
In China alone, Huawei’s research and development expenditure was 89.6 billion.
Among the Big Three, Alibaba employ 30,000 people, Baidu 50,000, Tencent about 30,000, a total of 110,000, but Huawei’s global employees total 170,000!
Alibaba’s profit is 23.4 billion, Tencent 24.2 billion, Baidu 10.5 billion, and their profits total 58 billion, but 70% is taken away by foreigners. Since 2000, Huawei has earned 1.39 trillion yuan from abroad.
For taxation, Tencent paid more than 7 billion yuan a year, Alibaba 10.9 billion yuan, and Baidu 2.2 billion. Huawei paid 33.7 billion yuan which is more than their total!
Huawei is a high-tech company, and technology represents the true strength of a country. In China, many companies can’t last long, because there are always other companies ready replace them soon, but Huawei is irreplaceable!
Huawei is a 100% Chinese company that has not been listed and does not intend to go public because of susceptibility to be controlled by capital (which the United States can simply print money to do it).
Why is the name Huawei? Hua(華：China) can do anything, everything (為)!
Huawei is the first private technology company in China ever to join the league of the world’s top 100. Chinese should be proud of Huawei!