The Chinese tech giant will start mass-producing of 5G base stations next month without using US components, founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei told a forum on earlier this week, reported Reuters.
“We carried out the testing in August and September, and from October on we will start scale production,” Ren said, adding that initially, it would begin making 5,000 U.S. component-free 5G base stations a month.
According to the information, Huawei’s annual production next year is expected to surpass 1.5 million units, compared with 600,000 estimated for this year, and some of them also include parts made in the US.
The US Commerce Department in May added Huawei in the Entity-List, prohibiting the company from doing any business with the US firms.
Back in June, Huawei announced that it has so far gained 50 5G commercial contracts and shipped more than 150,000 base stations. Moreover, it’s looking to over 500,000 bases stations by this year.
This month during an interview, Ren Zhengfei, the company’s founder said planning to sell more than 2 million 5G base stations over the next two years, despite US ban.