Huawei and ZTE are vying for supremacy in China’s 5G R&D trials against the backdrop of an increasingly hostile international environment.
The German government is said to be planning measures that would basically block Huawei from participating in future 5G networks.
The product debut comes as the embattled Chinese company faces mounting political troubles and additional bans in the U.S. and Europe.
And Poland arrested a Chinese Huawei employee and charged him with spying for Beijing.
Huawei and ZTE have gained unwelcome notoriety on the global stage of late, but in their home market of China at least they are able to move ahead with 5G development plans.
Huawei says it will still continue its long-term strategic partnerships with Intel, but that computing demands have become more diverse.
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IoT software spending will total $154 billion in 2019 and see the fastest growth over the forecast period with a CAGR of 16.6 percent.
William Plummer, Huawei’s former VP of external affairs, said that company needs to diversify its leadership and not solely rely on Chinese nationals in its relations with the U.S.
The $26 billion deal sits about halfway through the FCC's informal timeline for its review process.
Some sources told the Wall Street Journal that Ericsson and Nokia have been slow to capitalize on Huawei’s woes.
But Huawei may be getting the best kind of revenge. The company says its revenues in 2018 grew 21 percent over the previous year.
ZTE's year included claims of espionage, direct intervention from President Donald Trump, a growing list of countries banning use of its equipment, and a $1 billion hit to its bottom line.
Can it get much worse than having its CFO arrested and being accused of violating sanctions?
While the government didn’t name the network providers, Reuters reports that HPE and IBM were among the compromised networks.