China's foreign minister urged countries not to use "fabricated" excuses to block Huawei Technologies Co., as Vodafone Group Plc joined a list of companies that are shunning the telecommunications equipment supplier.
Vodafone has "paused" the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks in Europe until Western governments resolve security concerns about the Chinese telecoms giant.
Poland is Eastern Europe's largest economy and is considered a critical market for 5G in the region.
Sales of Huawei smartphones and other consumer products showed "no influence" from Western security warnings and rose more than 50 percent past year, Yu told reporters. It's believed the growth would continue this year, and coupled with the declines of Samsung and Apple, Huawei could take over the leading spot.
"A ban on the radio side for the whole industry would have a significant financial cost and customer disruption, and ultimately delay the launch of 5G in a number of countries, depending on who is deploying Huawei in what market", Read said.More news: Flights delayed at JAX, other major airports due to FAA staffing
There's no question that this represents a huge rout for anyone else launching at MWC - there's little sign of anyone else debuting a 5G AND foldable device, though many will be launching one or the other.
The Vodafone boss said Huawei has a 35 per cent market share in Europe, adding: "There needs to be a diversity of suppliers". The Prince's Trust charity, the University of Oxford and Queen's University Belfast have also severed ties with Huawei, while its technology has effectively been banned in the US, Australia and New Zealand.
Yesterday, a spokesman for Siro said it had raised the issue of security with Huawei but that the partnership agreement remains in place.
However, since 2012 the USA has been concerned about the security implications of letting a Chinese firm with links to the People's Liberation Army and the Communist Party supply telecommunications equipment.
Meanwhile, the firm's chief financial officer - the founder's daughter - has been arrested in Canada in relation to United States sanctions violations.
"The most important thing for us as a main owner in Ericsson is that Ericsson develops a competitive offer, and makes sure to win against its main competitors Huawei and Nokia", Forssell said in an interview.