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Special Report: Huawei in crisis

As Huawei’s predicament deepens, the industry as a whole will be the loser The situation regarding Chinese vendors’ ability to sell network equipment is developing rapidly as political and trade tensions between the USA and China intensify. In the past week, the sanctions against Huawei and ZTE have expanded from the USA and Australia to other countries (Japan); from network equipment sales to handsets and the Android platform; and from supply of technology to procurement of US components. Most operators continue to insist that they need freedom to choose the vendors they think best for their 5G networks – and many European governments are supporting that line, at least in the access network (the core is more sensitive to any…

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