Huawei’s business is doing just fine, despite US security risk accusations

Huawei on Monday said that its first quarter revenue jumped up 39 percent compared to a year ago, a sign that the Chinese company’s business continues to grow in the face of a US-led campaign meant to paint Huawei as a security risk. It was the first time Huawei released a quarterly report, according to CNBC, and the move was almost certainly intended to show that the US has failed to stunt the company’s growth.

Huawei said it had shipped 59 million phones in the first quarter and touted revenue of 179.7 billion yuan ($26.8 billion).

US intelligence officials have warned that Huawei’s network equipment — which is used by many carriers around the world — could be secretly retooled by China for espionage purposes. Washington has been…

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Author: Chris Welch