Huawei is accelerating its 5G network investment and early this week it has uncovered another transformational possibility of 5G. In a live 5G test network, the Chinese phone maker has set a record-breaking internet speed for a single user smartphone.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn partnership with T\u00fcrk Telekom, a Turkish telecommunications company, Huawei built a 3GPP compliant test network in a facility in Istanbul. Using the Huawei Mate 20 and T\u00fcrk Telekom\u2019s 5G compatible SIM card, they have reached speeds of more than 2.92Gbps. This is 5G\u2019s highest speed to date.\r\n\r\nHuawei says the speeds are only possible because of its C-Band Carrier Aggregation technology. It allows higher data speeds, increased capacity, and a wider spectrum.\r\n\r\nWith this latest development, Huawei assures that they will continue working to bring customers more market-leading commercial 5G applications in the future despite its ongoing trade tension between the US and its allies.\r\nHuawei and U.S. Conflicting Relationship\r\nIn mid-2019, the U.S. government has imposed a trade ban for Huawei as a result of an espionage allegation. The allegation first surfaced in 2012 when a U.S. congressional panel alleged that Huawei poses a security threat. The allegation has worsened in 2018 when the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee warned about potential national security threats and discouraged American companies from conducting business with Huawei.\r\n\r\nThe standing trade ban prohibits Huawei to purchase parts and components from U.S. companies without prior government approval.\r\n\r\nThe conflicting relationship between Huawei and the U.S continues in the rollout of Huawei\u2019s 5G network equipment. Despite the absence of US-based 5G providers, the government is still exerting pressure on U.S. telecom companies not to license Huawei\u2019s 5G network technology. The U.S. government also urges its allies to bar it from their 5G networks.\r\n\r\nU.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has previously warned that the United States won\u2019t partner or share information with countries that adopt Huawei\u2019s technology. He put a highlight on the risks of implementing Huawei\u2019s telecommunications equipment.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re not going to put American information at risk,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nHeeding US\u2019s advice, Germany earlier announced that they may rule out Huawei from the construction of the country\u2019s 5G data network due to security concerns. Other U.S. close allies like New Zealand, Japan, and Australia have already expressed indifference for Huawei 5G network.\r\nHuawei Doesn\u2019t Need The U.S., CEO Banters\r\nHuawei has dismissed Washington\u2019s campaign against its 5G network, leaving a rather defiant tone. In a Wall Street Journal report, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei was quoted saying \u201cWe can survive well without the U.S.\u201d But he reiterates that the offer to build a 5G network for U.S. firms is still on the table.\r\n\r\nThe executive said that the company is building its entire portfolio of 5G networking products without any American technology. Hence, the existing trade ban does not hinder them from building the 5G technology.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe don\u2019t expect the U.S. to remove Huawei from the entity list. They may as well keep us there forever because we\u2019ll be fine without them, \u201d Zhengfei said.