Rival firms refute Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei's claim of tech superiority

A member of Huawei staff shows the new Huawei Mate X device during a pre-briefing display ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb 23, 2019.
A member of Huawei staff shows the new Huawei Mate X device during a pre-briefing display ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb 23, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rival telecoms equipment makers have refuted Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei's claim that his firm's technology is more advanced, with industry watchers attributing Huawei's gains on rivals in recent years to aggressive pricing strategies.

A spokesman for Nokia told The Straits Times: "It's clear that we have an end-to-end portfolio that is unmatched by others."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Rival firms refute Huawei founder's claim of tech superiority'. Print Edition | Subscribe