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 only a hint of hyperbole Bengt Nordstrom of Northstream, a consultancy, likens the resulting shock to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Most of Europe’s roughly 200 operators of mobile networks use Huawei’s 4G gear.

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“The reluctance to ban Huawei in Europe has several aspects. Some operators believe that Huawei has the best products,” said Bengt Nordstrom, chief executive of Stockholm-based mobile technologies consultancy Northstream. “Many of them are already using Huawei products and fear the cost and operational complications of replacing them as a vendor.” Nordstrom added that European [...]
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