FILE PHOTO: Workers are shown at the booth of Huawei Technologies Co., under construction on the site of the China International Big Data Industry Expo, in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China, May 22, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Stringer
LIMA (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has asked the Peruvian authorities to note are the “Hongmeng” operating system, which can be a sign of the implementation of the back-up plan in the most important markets in case the US sanctions have affected their current business model.
Peru’s anti-trust agency, Indecopi said the Huawei is a registered trademark filing on the 27th of May, a day after the United States, and Huawei is on a “black list” that are excluded from the world of business with the global tech companies such as Alphabet, Inc., whose Android operating system is being used in the latest Huawei mobile phones.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, told the German newspaper die Welt in an interview earlier this year that the company has a back-up copy of the operating system, in the event that it’s been cut off from the US-of-the-box software.
According to the local newspaper, Diario Correo, there are about 5.5 million registered users, of Huawei mobile phones in Peru, a country of 32 million people.
The Anti-trust regulator Indecopi said it needed additional information from Huawei, to be able to register a new brand, Hongmeng. In a statement, via e-mail, Indecopi did not give any details about the documents to which it is said, that it had been asked to Ascend, but they had been in the business for nine months, in order to respond to them.
Representatives of Huawei in Peru, declined immediate comment from the Chinese embassy in Lima, peru did not respond to requests for comment.
Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Mitra Taj; editing by Rosalba O’brien