Lawfare: Democracies Need Open Networks to Counter China’s 5G Big Brother
Tue March, 2022, Age: 1 year
The United States launched a campaign in 2019 to unseat Huawei Technologies’ global dominance in the telecommunications equipment market on national security grounds. The fight is ongoing, as some countries have followed the United States’ lead and banned Huawei-made gear from their telecom networks. However, some of America’s closest allies—such as Canada—are still indecisive, and the Chinese telecom giant continues to challenge these bans. As of 2021, Huawei’s global market share for telecom equipment was 28.7 percent, down from its high of 31 percent in 2020 but still about as large as those of its two biggest competitors—Ericsson and Nokia—combined.