Huawei says that US restrictions will put the country behind on 5G deployment
The firm comments in a statement about US' executive order overnight
- Will engage with US government regarding product security
- Willing to come up with effective measures to ensure that
- Committed to foster 'close relationships' with European countries and carriers
Trump has urged his European counterparts to also ban Huawei from its markets but they haven't done so as of yet. With US-China trade tensions already skating on thin ice, the situation regarding Huawei - should it escalate much more - could just be the tipping point that results in things breaking down.
And even if it doesn't, it will no doubt add to the weight of tensions we're seeing between both countries at the moment.