Huawei

This follows intensifying accusations and counter-accusations in recent days. After the U.S. government warned allies about the national security risks associated with Huawei, and that deploying such equipment would risk Washington’s support,  China accused the U.S. of unjust and immoral fabrications and geopolitical bullying.


The flagship Mobile World Congress

event is now just a week away, and when the telecoms industry gathers in Barcelona for its annual show and tell it could be the most interesting one yet. Not because of early-adopter 5G 


handsets and folding screens

, not because of demos of lightning-fast 5G downloads and AI apps, but because it will become the epicenter of a ‘tech war’ between the U.S. and China that has escalated to threaten the best-laid 5G deployment plans of countries around the world


The procurement decisions taken by networks and governments over the coming months will define the 5G landscape for at least a generation. And this matters more than any network equipment decisions that have gone before. 5G should be everywhere. It promises (and might eventually deliver) instant access to the cloud. It promises to connect the tens of billions of IoT devices that will drive waves of AI-infused industrial revolution and consumer adoption. And it promises to materially change the security and defense landscape.





This follows intensifying accusations and counter-accusations in recent days. After the U.S. government warned allies about the national security risks associated with Huawei, and that deploying such equipment would risk Washington’s support,  China accused the U.S. of unjust and immoral fabrications and geopolitical bullying.

And so to Barcelona, to MWC, to the anticipated indications as to just how bad 2019 could really be for Shenzhen‘s telco giant.

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