Huawei is an international telecoms supplier and phone manufacturer, but it remains a pariah in countries like the US in the wake of former president Donald Trump leaving the White House and President Joe Biden’s term beginning. There’s been no shortage of scrutiny of the Chinese telecom giant in recent years, and countries like the UK and Sweden have banned the use of its equipment in their 5G networks. The company’s phones are also virtually invisible in the US, despite their massive presence around the world.The company’s chairman predicted that 2020 would be “difficult” for Huawei, and there certainly were challenges. The US continued to pressure allies to block Huawei from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. In July, the UK banned Huawei from its 5G infrastructure: The company’s equipment must be removed by 2027 – a decision that Huawei found “disappointing” as 5G becomes increasingly mainstream – and UK carriers will be unable to install Huawei 5G gear starting in September 2021.Read more: Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro looks beautiful but don’t buy itThe core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why, in 2012,… Read full this story
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