By Max Clarke
International telecommunications giant Huawei are in talks with London Underground over a purpoted £50 million deal to bring full mobile phone coverage to London's 180km of subterranean track.
Headquartered in Shenzhen city, in Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China, Huawei employ some 95,000 staff globally. Introducing phone signal to the capital's iconic transport system would be likely be shrewd PR move in what is an important market for the company.
In a careful display of reticence, the company offered the following statement:
Due to business confidentiality, we are unable to comment on the project at this point, but we can confirm that we are involved in the bidding process. The UK is an important market for Huawei, and we endeavour of providing secure, technologically advanced communication services to the British people.
As a world leading telecom vendor, Huawei has a proven track record of providing secure products and solutions to our customers including 46 out of top 50 telecom operators globally. Our newly opened cyber security centre in the UK shows our commitment to ensuring our equipment meets the most stringent security requirements. Huawei is a 100% privately held global company owned entirely by its employees.