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As Japan-Korea trade wars add to 5G risk, Huawei’s status must be clarified

Although US president Donald Trump has taken a big step back from the brink of an all-out ban on Huawei procuring US components, trade tensions with China continue to rumble amid the prospects of a global slowdown, and the position of Huawei remains uncertain. That has negative implications for the whole mobile network industry, even Huawei’s direct competitors – Nokia and Ericsson have both been clear that restrictions on their arch-rival could deprive them of access to China-influenced markets, and even delay many operators’ 5G decisions and roll-outs round the world. Clarity is much needed, especially as there is now another major trade war erupting, between two of the most important countries in the mobile landscape, Japan and South Korea.…

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