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Huawei says smart city business will grow despite US pressure

Senior executive says unit has enough inventory to expand through 2021

Huawei Technologies is involved in smart city projects in over 700 cities around the world, including Shenzhen, China. (Source photos by Reuters)

TAIPEI -- Huawei Technologies can continue to expand its global smart city business in 2021 despite the U.S. crackdown that is threatening the Chinese company's flagship smartphone operations, a senior Huawei executive has told Nikkei Asia.

Edwin Diender, chief digital transformation officer of Huawei's global government business unit, said in an exclusive interview that he is optimistic about the prospects for his division -- which handles all of the company's smart city and digital transformation projects in 40 countries and more than 700 cities -- for this year and next.

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