Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua.

Despite pressure from Washington on its allies to ban Huawei technology, Chen said that 28 contracts were signed in Europe.

In June, Huawei helped to launch the 5G commercial network in Saudi Arabia. The company – which was barred from building fifth-generation networks by the US, Canada, and New Zealand – has also stepped into the Russian market. Huawei announced an agreement with one of Russia’s leading internet and mobile providers, MTS, to develop 5G networks. It has also contacted several Russian tech firms to create joint ventures and use their technology. (RT)