‘Huawei Barometer’ Shows Political Pressure on 5G Rollout: Map

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‘Huawei Barometer’ Shows Political Pressure on 5G Rollout: Map

For a measure of the pressure on China’s Huawei Technologies Co., consider the map of countries restricting the company’s telecommunications equipment. Shenzhen-based Huawei is the market leader in 5G, the next generation of wireless broadband that could catalyze a new industrial revolution of smart cities and factories. The U.S. claims Huawei’s proximity to Beijing’s government constitutes an unacceptable security threat, which the company denies. Through lobbying and sanctions the U.S. has pushed allies such as the U.K. to exclude the company from mobile networks, to mixed success.

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