South China Morning Post – How US went from telecoms leader to 5G also-ran without challenger to China’s Huawei
“The US vendors were not convinced that GSM would become a global standard,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based consultancy Northstream. “Instead, they supported all the technical standards in the US for their customers there. In many aspects, the era from the early 1990s to mid 2000s was lost time for the US mobile industry.”
“From a US perspective and mentality, it is hard to understand why a technology not coming from the US should be better,” he added.