Huawei Unveils Its First 5G Base Station Chipset

China’s Huawei Technologies on Thursday introduced its Initial 5G base station chipset called Tiangang, which it said increases computing power by 1.5 times.

The company has been using its chipsets in its own high-end telephones and server products, although it’s said it does not have any intention to become a standalone semiconductor vendor that competes against the likes of Intel and Qualcomm.

Huawei also unveiled its 5G modem Balong 5000, that it called the most powerful 5G modem on the planet.

Richard Yu, the mind of the consumer division, said in Beijing it was the world’s very first 5G modem which fully supports both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G network architecture.

Alongside, Huawei said its consumer business sales surpassed a record $52 billion (roughly Rs. 3,70,000 crores) in 2018, on solid demand for its premium smartphones, even as it continued to face heightened worldwide scrutiny of its actions.

The leap of about 50 percent in the technology giant’s consumer company earnings saw that unit substitute its carrier company because its biggest segment by sales, Yu added.

Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications equipment, has been facing intense scrutiny in the past year over its relationship with China’s authorities and US-led allegations that its devices could be employed by Beijing for spying. The firm has repeatedly denied the accusations.

Some nations like the United States and its allies, such as Australia and New Zealand, have limited Huawei’s access to their own markets. The firm’s finance leader Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, also daughter of its creator, was arrested in Canada last month in the behest of the USA.

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