Saturday January 25, 2020

Fifth of fury

Donald Trump’s ban of Chinese smartphone giant Huawei could threaten the rollout of 5G across the world

26th May, 2019
Huawei has been trying to race ahead of its rivals to become the top player in 5G Pic: Getty

The Chinese telecoms giant Huawei looked like it would survive a US campaign to persuade its allies to block it from their new mobile networks. But now President Donald Trump’s move to put the company on an export blacklist threatens to shake the entire telecom industry.

The move threatens to cut off the world’s largest provider of networking gear - and the second-biggest smartphone vendor - from the American software and semiconductors it...

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