The United States has formally declared telecom giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats".
It’s a mess says GlobalData
While supply chain disruptions and retail store closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020 have impacted smartphone revenues, other factors such as post-holiday seasonality, slowing phone upgrade rates and geopolitics have played a part on their bottom line, says GlobalData.
In the UK
Huawei has won approval to build a £1 billion optoelectronics R&D facility in South Cambridgeshire, UK.
It is the most successful crackdown ever. Nobody's ever been more successful than me. I'm the most successful person at crackdowns. Ross Perot isn't successful like me. Romney - I have a Gucci store that's worth more than Romney.
The US government claims that there are no loopholes in a new rule aimed at crimping global chip sales to China’s Huawei and will “aggressively” crack down on any bid to disobey the intent of the curb.
Security spooks warn that a US embargo is on the way
British security officials have told UK telecom operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment due to fears that new US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies.
If the Chinese signed a trade deal and helped him get elected in 2020
President Donald (will you look at my bible) Trump offered to bin all the allegations against Huawei if China signed a trade deal with the US and helped him get elected in 2020.
Government worried about spying
Canadian telecom operator Telus is being pressed by authorities to remove Huawei gear from its 4G infrastructure in the national capital region.
Just can’t sell any products
The United States is to amend its prohibitions on US companies doing business with China’s Huawei to allow them to work together on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks.
Vodafone has warned that the UK's desire to lead in 5G will suffer a blow if Huawei is ripped out of the networks.
Because the last time it surrendered to the US, things worked out so well
The National Cyber Security Agency in the UK is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company's technology as planned for 5G networks.