Huawei, the Chinese OEM, is still the biggest player in the telecommunications equipment industry. The company has been under fire in the U.S., and Europe for its alleged ties with the Chinese government. However, it still has managed to maintain its value and reputation.
The domination was once again confirmed this week at the Shanghai Auto Show. Huawei stole the show by introducing the world’s first 5G hardware purpose-built for use in the vehicles of the future. The hardware aka MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip the company introduced earlier in January.
“Based on this chip, Huawei has developed the world’s first 5G car module with high speed and high quality,” Huawei said in a statement cited by Euronews.
“As an important communication product for future intelligent car transportation, this 5G car module will promote the automotive industry to move towards the 5G era.”
Auto Industry welcomes Huawei’s Top-tier Hardware
The Huawei hardware that will be made available is a major development for the auto industry. For more than two years a group of carmakers has been trying to accelerate the implementation of 5G technology. The group wants to allow the highly coveted arrival of connected cars.
Back in 2016, Audi, BMW, and Daimler tied the knot with Ericsson, Huawei, and Qualcomm to create the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) with the goal of making cars smarter and capable of talking to one another.
It’s unclear how Huawei’s conflict with the U.S. and the European Union will be affecting 5GAA. The number of carmakers in those regions choosing Huawei as a supplier for their cars is still a grey question.