Embarrassing 5G war for the west

Campaign against Huawei faces embarrassing reality

US has no 5G competitor, while European, South Korean players lag far behind

By ASIA TIMES STAFFJANUARY 1, 2019 5:33 AM (UTC+8) 00
Intelligence agencies across the English-speaking world are in widespread agreement about the race to roll out next-generation mobile networks. Top officials from Australia, the UK, Canada and the United States have all said recently that using Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s equipment poses a national security threat.

For service providers in those countries, going along with that assessment comes with a catch. There is no good alternative.

The United States, for its part, offers no competitive fifth-generation wireless network equipment. Europe’s Nokia and Ericsson, meanwhile, are both struggling to catch up to Huawei. South Korea’s Samsung is investing heavily in the area but has come to the party late.

Thanks in part to massive government subsidies, Huawei has been able to offer equipment and services at a fraction of the price of its competitors. It has grown exponentially in the process to leapfrog Nokia and Ericsson and become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier by far.

This is despite the fact that they have long been almost entirely cut out of the US market.

UK executives summed up the sorry predicament of the US-led effort to boycott Huawei, per The Wall Street Journal:

“Executives at one major British wireless carrier say Huawei can deliver products nearly a year before Nokia and Ericsson can offer hardware with comparable technology. They said they were telling U.K. officials, who plan to decide by spring 2019 whether to exclude major Huawei equipment from the country, that blacklisting Huawei could delay by nine months the U.K.’s launch of 5G, the coming generation of superfast wireless technology.”

Nokia and Ericsson, the report says, are also wary that they may be shut out of China’s market if they take advantage of Huawei being shut out of other markets. Indeed, at 15,000, Nokia’s workforce inside the China region is about double that in its home base of Finland. Ericsson, meanwhile, has 12,000 employees in northeast Asia.

Australia and New Zealand have already signed on to the US boycott of Huawei’s 5G gear, leaving their service providers with no choice but to wait for lagging and more expensive alternatives. But there still appears to be resistance in the UK, France and Germany. 2019 will be the year when companies in those countries either hit the ground running with Huawei or are reluctantly forced to save other firms from a terminal decline into irrelevance.

F*ck Murica

Fuuuck Anko Sam kwa kukojolea Huawei namna hio:D:D

SEMA economic terrorists

@Purple kuja jibu mashtaka ya your “adopted” country

Smells like a bunch of chinku propaganda camouflaged in a distorted language. The US has multiple 5G wireless network equipment options with Verizon, T-Mobile and At&T…

Chinese have a lot of proverbs that spurs them to success while murica got non apart from an idiot,vision less leader who wants the country isolated from globalization . That being the case why can’t he let Huawei take a role in globalization since he is anti. This individualistic mentality is what will bring that place down . Usiseme I didn’t tell you hood-rat @patco

I thought those are mobile service providers, not equipment suppliers

the key word is competitive madam.

Those companies do not manufacture 5g technology, they provide a service for using 5g. The leading 5g equipment manufacturers are Americas Qualcomm and China’s Huawei which is way ahead. I hope hutadelete post ju nimekukosoa.

:D:D

They’re just buttsore that the Chinese have surpassed them.

They don’t come blondier

The west double speak doesn’t fly easily this days. The world is wiser. They have been spying on all nations the world over since the 1960 capturing all communications in the world. Now that China has developed a system they can’t control or find harder to crack they come crying like little babies that they can’t listen in on your conversations. In the last few years, Germany Chancellor Merkel was shocked to know the usa was recording all her calls and communications, the former Brazilian President was shocked as well.

ECHELON, originally a secret government code name, is a surveillance program (signals intelligence/SIGINT collection and analysis network) operated by the US with the aid of four other signatory nations to the UKUSA Security Agreement. The UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

There is a reason why Russia and China don’t allow windows operating system in their government computers or google. Each gave the USA backdoor access. Why did iPhone insist that its batteries can’t be removed. Terrorist groups don’t use it. With the battery permanent on the phone, it can be remotely switched on, record audio, take pic and send back all information needed.

America hupenda kuplay prefect till now they have no evidence on the threat Huawei posses hawajapata backdoor … also who are they to talk about spying wao kwanza ni baba yao

4g IQ manenos…

He he he… Let’s just say you are not the sharpest tool in the shed

Madam, leo umeniangusha

China is almost through with its own satellite navigation system, Beidou, that will replace the American controlled GPS.
They also have their own search engines and chat sites that are bigger than the Western ones. The USA is pissed that China and Russia are no longer “mahúthú karekia” when it comes to info…

Huawei was once a Chinese Military Department. What do you expect them to do?