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.

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The Economist - Are security concerns over Huawei a boon for its European rivals?

Though it is possible to ban Huawei completely from Europe, its biggest market outside of China, industry insiders warn that it would be hugely complex and costly. It would be especially disruptive in countries where Huawei is deeply embedded, such as Italy, Poland and Britain, says Stéphane Téral of IHS Marki, a research firm. With [...]
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