Huawei isn't letting slow down its 5G plans, it seems. Ren Zhengfei, the 's founder and CEO, said the company is already producing next-generation wireless base stations without American parts, according to Reuters.
After testing in August and September, Huawei will make 5,000 stations a month from October, Ren reportedly said. The company apparently intends to produce around 1.5 million stations in 2020.
Huawei's role in the global 5G market has been thrown into question since the US Commerce Department spy on other countries and companies.in May, following an from the country's communications networks. Huawei has been a target of US lawmakers over concerns about its and fears that its equipment could be used to
A Norwegian cabinet minister on Tuesday told Reuters that the country doesn't plan to block Huawei from its 5G network, even though the US previously to do so.
The blacklisting impacted Huawei's, which it launched last week in Germany. The premium phones will continue to use Google's Android operating system, but like previous Huawei phones did.
Earlier this month, Ren said Huawei ishis company's 5G technology with a Western buyer. His deal would let that buyer access Huawei's existing 5G patents, licenses, code, technical blueprints and production knowledge for a one-time fee.
Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment.
First published at 6:14 a.m. PT.
Updated at 6:50 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.