USA VS China Phone Wars aftermath is slowly changing the balance of the entire world telecom market, given the fact that Huawei is at the center of it. The renowned Chinese manufacturer is numero uno at building networking tech and the world’s second largest in manufacturing Smartphones, but no USA firm dares cooperate with them anymore because the government said they were spies. Now, their latest devices are launched without a single USA hardware or software component, and the companies in the USA must be wondering – WHY GOD, WHY US?
To give you a crash course in our USA VS China Phone Wars, the USA president Mr. Donald Trump has publically declared that Huawei, and their industry peer – ZTE are a national security threat. Huawei is a Chinese tech manufacturer founded by Mr. Ren Zhengfei thirty-two years ago. The “Trump Ban” states that Huawei tech poses a threat to national security and, along with many other foreign companies, the Smartphone manufacturer has been blacklisted on a national level. This means that no USA company may deal or have any dealings with them.
However, there is a slight hick-up in that plan because most, if not all, networks in rural and secluded USA areas were built by Huawei. Furthermore, many other manufacturers were having lucrative deals with the Chinese tech giant. And, lastly, Huawei can’t now use Microsoft or Google software on their phones, which, if you think about it, hurts those two companies the most. It is still not put in figures, but a definite loss in popularity of Google and Microsoft apps has occurred in the past few months, since the new devices dished out use no USA hardware or software, and those are Huawei’s Mate 30 phones, Huawei Honor View 30 phones, and Huawei P30 phones.
At one point, Mr. Zhengfei’s older daughter, Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, who is the chief financial officer at Huawei, was detained by authorities in Canada at the request of the US government. As a response, the Chinese government detained two Canadian citizens who were in China at the time, and online reports state that that whole dire situation resolved peacefully quickly. And, now, after blows below the belt, Mr. Ren Zhengfei has spoked publically about the whole ordeal and he still says that Huawei would prefer using USA software and continue to trade in hardware tech.
“We will have to resort to alternatives. If those alternatives become mature, I think it’ll become less likely to switch back to previous versions. It is a critical moment for all of us, I hope the US government can consider what’s best for American companies.” – Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei.
As mentioned, Huawei tech and networks are still a vital part of the American telecom structure, and this is why the US Department of Commerce extended the TGL (Temporary General License) for Huawei for another 90 days. To someone looking at it from an outward perspective, this looks like marriage problems. “I don’t want to do anything with you, but you still need to fulfill your duty in this house”
Anyways, the balance of the world market is definitely changing, and Huawei seems to continue unchanged and undamaged. The company has now dished out its 5G network tech to multiple areas and they also announce that they will find an alternative to those first-party apps we all use from Google and Microsoft. Other countries, like the UK, are still undecided about whether or not to board the USA Trump Ship, but reportedly new Huawei Smartphones haven’t been shipped to UK soil. However, the main concern is that Huawei was actually buying tech from some manufacturers, either software or hardware, which have now lost its revenue due to the ban.