Huawei's 5G technology is inevitable despite America's desperate means
Victor Oluoch
Editor's note: Victor Oluoch is a journalist with Kenya's Nation Media Group and is currently participating in the China Africa Press Center 2019 program in Beijing. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

There has been a smooth transformation of technology from 2G up to 4G. During this era, we never witnessed unfair treatment towards Finland or Sweden at the time the world was at the helm of more technological advancement.
Unfortunately, when the world is now ready for the 5G to propel globe's economic growth to higher ladders, we have seen how the unfair U.S. is to China and doing all it takes to strangle Asian giant tech Huawei in a manner likely to suggest that non-westerners are not allowed to control something.
We are now embroiled in technological hegemony, with Donald Trump's administration doing everything in its powers to block Huawei in the global market.
A Huawei store in Shanghai, May 24, 2019. /VCG Photo

A Huawei store in Shanghai, May 24, 2019. /VCG Photo

However, one thing Washington needs to fathom is that we are in a different dispensation where it cannot dictate to every country which kind of technology to use. We are not small boys for a person to tell us what is good or not. All America's backward tricks of trying to taint Huawei will never hold water because Chinese based 5G is inevitable.
Cooperation in Science and Technology among countries and tech firms worldwide together with fair competition among such information and communications technology (ICT) firms, as well as various innovations, is what has enabled the globe to come up with much speedier networks than before.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a reckless statement last Thursday by claiming that company is deeply tied not only to China but to the Chinese Communist Party just to show how the U.S. is desperate and using all barbaric tricks to soil Huawei's image in global eye.
Yes, Trump and his administration are dreadfully looking for ways to block Huawei from the market for its vast expertise of know-how, equipment, and device in 5G, in addition, helping Washington's allies to build 5G infrastructure which enhances its global market share despite warnings issued by the U.S.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei's 5g won't be affected by the U.S. ban on the company and that the U.S. is underestimating Huawei's strength, May 21, 2019. /VCG Photo

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei's 5g won't be affected by the U.S. ban on the company and that the U.S. is underestimating Huawei's strength, May 21, 2019. /VCG Photo

Google bowing to U.S. geopolitics and announcing that it restricts Huawei from its Android Operating System to me should worry most consumers because it shows how we still have colonizers in this era of multilateralism and it is a good move for Huawei to unveil its own smartphone OS 'HongMeng' clearly depicting how Huawei's 5G is unavoidable.
Worriedly, Chip designer ARM's move to cut Huawei services could create the biggest and even impossible suffering for Huawei, and bedevil the company's future high-end chips' designing and producing ability but it is encouraging to hear from Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, saying that he is very much ready to continue collaborating with all industry partners with the aim to produce the best ever technology for all kind of people.
This is a spirit that Trump should not take for granted because even some of the firms which were expected to follow Google have not done so hence it is beyond doubt that the U.S. is insincere within its trade war with China.
Since the Chinese telecom giant's blacklisting by America's government, it has continued to secure enormous support from some of its crucial suppliers and customers amid the announced United States government restrictions.
Recently we saw Japanese Panasonic Corp said on its China website that it is continuing to supply components to Huawei despite reports that it will cut cooperation.
Taiwan-based TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker has also assured Huawei that its shipment has not been affected by the U.S. ban on the latter's access to U.S. components. This literally means that Huawei's 5G dream is unstoppable, hence the U.S. is losing the war on Huawei.
Each and every country needs the fastest network to help it achieve its economic growth; however, they need to be wary of U.S. theatrics of trying to colonize every bit of innovations because there is no U.S.-based wireless access equipment provider today that builds those solutions.
It is beyond doubt that 5G technology will shape technological innovation for years to come, providing mobile data connections for virtual-reality headsets, driverless cars and more hence it is prudent for every individual and country to embrace it.
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