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Huawei faces ban from US rural deals, Australian 5G and even Japan

Huawei has managed to outdo its major rivals in the telecoms equipment market in recent years, despite being effectively excluded from large contracts in the USA. However, it now faces a bar in Australia too, and Japan is reported to be considering similar moves – and there is always the risk, for both Huawei and ZTE, of a domino effect that will spread to other markets. India introduced restrictions on Chinese (and other) imports a few years ago and could make them more stringent, and while many countries cite security fears when the introduce sanctions on Huawei, there is often a clear dose of protectionism and commercial defensiveness too – which could be mirrored by a tightening of access to…

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