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Huawei corporate email about possible future downsizing circulated online

Huawei may face greater challenges in the future, according to its CEO. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei may face greater challenges in the future, according to its CEO. (Source: Huawei)
Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of Huawei, has written an email warning his colleagues of the possibility of "hard times" in the future. They may include reductions in the size of the company's various regional subsidiaries. These comments may be related to Huawei's recent loss of business in the 5G infrastructure area.

Huawei has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the premium Android market as of late. However, it's not all rosy for the electronics firm. Its CEO and founder, Ren Zhengfei, appears to believe that the company has rather harder times ahead, however. To this end, he has written an email to his employees warning them of this possibility. This message also hinted at the likelihood that Huawei may have to re-evaluate the feasilibilty of "all geographical subsidiaries" associated with the company.

This email had reportedly been sent to Huawei workers in November. However, it is only now that it has been leaked onto the wider internet. Its content may be connected to Huawei's failure to secure contracts for 5G deployment in several countrie, including the US, New Zealand and Australia. Security authorities in these nations have advised against using hardware from this company in building their next-generation mobile data infrastructures. This is reportedly related to suspicions that the Chinese government may somehow become privy to the masses of valuable data sent through these new networks, due to perceived close links between these authorities and Huawei.

Nevertheless, Ren Zhengfei is also reported as asserting that these various bans will not prevent his company from selling products in other countries. The CEO has also claimed that his business practices are "peaceful and void of offense". Indeed, some countries such as the UK have evinced no problems with using Huawei-brand electronics in its own 5G rollout. In addition, the Canadian telecomms group Telus has also come out in support of the brand.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-21 (Update: 2019-01-21)