The Chinese technology company Huawei will set Russia's 5G communications network. A deal was signed the two countries on Wednesday following a meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin Moscow. Huawei will develop the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia the next year. Reporters say the deal will see, "the development 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth generation networks 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" the agreement "in an area strategic importance 5G".
The Huawei deal Russia comes as a relief the tech company, which has had a turbulent time recent months. The USA has blocked the company, citing it as a national security risk. This resulted Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half of the chips it uses US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade war ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut ties Huawei. ARM was a key supplier of semi-conductors Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed suit banning Huawei from participating government contracts due to security concerns