Amid the growing tension between Chinese tech firms and suspicious Western nations, Globe Telecom, Inc. will not abandon Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. any time soon, explaining that it played an important role in expanding their network.
“On the issue of 5G, before Huawei became a controversial name, we’ve had an excellent relationship with them as a supplier of extraordinary telecommunication products. We tied up with them before it became a household word,” shared Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Globe’s parent company Ayala Corporation.
In 2019, Globe launched Southeast Asia’s first-ever 5G broadband service backed by equipment from Huawei. Globe’s early 5G launch aimed to solidify its market grip before the arrival of DITO Telecommunity, the third telco player in the Philippines owned Dennis Uy and China Telecom.
The United States (US) has been warning allies against using Huawei products, believing that the company could be a threat to digital and national security due to its espionage capabilities.