The new head of LG U+ downplayed security risks associated with Huawei network equipment, saying Huawei's products are not part of its core networks.
With the phone market saturated, attention is turning toward accessories. This includes wireless earbuds and smartwatches, which pair with the phone and allow wearers to access functions without having to open the device.
Samsung Electronics won a contract to supply 5G network equipment to Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo, which could help increase Samsung’s share in a network equipment sector dominated by Huawei and Ericsson.
LG U+ is in the spotlight once again following media reports earlier this week that the U.S. Congress is pushing a bill that would require the U.S. Army to reconsider operating bases in countries that use Huawei’s 5G and 6G equipment.
The U.S. Congress is pushing the Pentagon to reconsider deploying American troops and key weapons systems to countries that use Chinese telecommunications equipment in a bill that could potentially affect the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in Korea.
LG U+’s chief financial officer said U.S. sanctions on its network equipment provider Huawei would not affect its services.
A senior U.S. diplomat said Washington would respect the Korean government's reluctance to force local companies to stop buying network equipment from Huawei.
The United States has sent another message to Korea about the use of Huawei equipment and technology. This time, the warning came via the Korean-language Voice of America (VOA) website. The report was not published in English.
South Korea’s National Security Adviser Suh Hoon met his U.S. counterpart at the White House in an unannounced visit Wednesday, American officials confirmed Thursday, amid signs of strain in the allies’ relationship.
The United States raised the importance of security in the 5G era during a policy forum with Korea on Sept. 10, again putting pressure on Korean companies partnering with Chinese firms on network technology.