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  • [New] All Huawei equipment must be removed from the UK's 5 g network by the end of 2027, following a decision by the US to restrict the export of key electronic components to China. House of Commons
  • There have been widely reported concerns that increased investment from Chinese companies into the UK could pose additional risks to the UK's security, with Huawei's investment in the UK's 5 g network often cited. House of Commons
  • Given China's peculiar national security laws, which require individuals and companies to cooperate with the Chinese security services, any Huawei technology around the world is a potential threat to privacy and national security. Yahoo News
  • Whether Chinese manufacturers of 5G gear were perceived as a controllable risk or an insurmountable threat in the public discourse made a difference for the policy options that countries leaned towards. OUP Academic
  • The Federal Communications Commission released proposed rules barring U.S. companies receiving government subsidies for telecommunications equipment from buying from any company that poses a national security threat. U.S.-China Perception Monitor
  • Blocking Huawei Technologies and other Chinese suppliers from its 5G network roll-out could result in reduced growth opportunities for Swedish companies doing business in China.
  • Huawei will continue to be the biggest winner in the Chinese market in 2021 and the main vendor beneficiary of 5G CAPEX spending in China. Zawya
  • For many laser and photonics companies, China represents one of the largest markets and growth opportunities. I-Micronews
  • Since there is no point in investing in technology which is going to be out of date in a few years, the Huawei system is future-proofed: for example, 100 G per wave now can expand to 200 G/400G in future; while the initial configuration of 40 waves can be upgraded to 80 waves. ITS International
  • Huawei Technologies has inked a deal with the Volkswagen Group and a supplier that will see its wireless technology used in 30 million VW Group models. Carscoops
  • Equipment made by Chinese telecom companies are a national security threat. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Without an alternative for the increasing demand for 5G and other digital infrastructure and technologies, Southeast Asian countries will have little choice but to use Chinese providers. The Diplomat
  • Berlin has long been wary not to alienate China in its handling of 5G, as it feared that a firm stance on Huawei could hamper trade relations, and thereby the access of its precious car manufacturers to the Chinese market.
  • With Huawei already having finalized more 5G contracts than any other telecom company, more still needs to be done to convince allies and partners of the serious risks of relying on Chinese firms for critical digital infrastructure. The Hill
  • Cotton on a bipartisan bill to ensure states do not purchase equipment or services from companies that pose national security risks - such as Huawei and ZTE. News
  • European governments have long been tightening controls on the role of Chinese companies in 5G networks following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. The Hindu
  • Selling China chips for Huawei cellphones is not necessarily a national security threat, but some Huawei equipment may pose security risks. War on the Rocks
  • Britain has already announced plans to remove kit made by China's Huawei from its 5G telecoms network by the end of 2027. Reuters
  • Perhaps the U.S. could first escalate by targeting more Chinese firms for the Huawei nuclear option, or the U.S. could convince other countries to squeeze Chinese firms to the point that China feels it has less to lose by dissuading future foreign investment. Lawfare
  • Huawei's expertise in enterprise verticals from the Chinese market could definitely benefit operators in Europe, who are currently trying to find their footing for enterprise vertical use cases and business models. RCR Wireless News
  • The U.S. is asking the UAE to remove Huawei equipment from its networks within the next four years - before it's scheduled to get the F-35 in 2026 or 2027 - but Emirati officials have countered that they would need longer plus an alternative that's as affordable. BNN
  • European governments have tightened controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying. TechCentral
  • Given the continued clampdown on Chinese 5G companies by the US, companies like Nokia could end up gaining market share in the future. Economy Watch

Last updated: 19 September 2021