US sanctions turn up heat but Huawei serving European 5G clients

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Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies is finding it harder to counter US sanctions made to fend off its accessibility to semiconductors but will continue to function European 5G community customers, a senior European executive told an Austrian newspaper.

The world’s largest manufacturer of mobile electronics and smartphones was “looking for a solution” to help millions of Huawei mobile users later Google was prohibited from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using cellular operating system Android.

Since August it has become even more difficult,” Abraham Liu, Huawei’s VP for Europe, told the Kurier paper.

He said Washington DC was “blackmailing” chipmakers into shunning ties with Huawei, which prohibits US allegations which Huawei gear could be used by Beijing for spying.

“Nevertheless, we are confident that we can continue to serve our European customers in the 5G sector because of many preparations and upfront investments with the most advanced technology,” Liu was quoted as stating without elaborating.

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“As for private customers, cell phone owners, we see great difficulties. There are 90 million European Huawei users. Google is no longer allowed to work with Huawei, so Google will no longer publish updates for Huawei smartphones with the Android operating system,” he said.

“We are still looking for a solution.”

Amid US strain to exclude the Chinese company by supplying key telecoms equipment, Orange and Proximus last week picked Nokia to help assemble 5G networks in Belgium.

European Union member states are stepping up scrutiny of so-called risky sellers. This (in-short) subjects Huawei’s governance and technology to critical examination and is likely to lead other European operators to strip it in their own networks, analysts say.

The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed this news article. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Michael Shields. Editing by Elaine Hardcastle.

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