Nokia and Ericsson have recently wrested notable long-term deals from Huawei to build 5G wireless networks, with analysts say more could come their way as Huawei grapples with a US export ban.
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei expects US sanctions to curtail its revenue by about $30-billion over the coming two years, wiping out its growth by withholding critical American technology.
Huawei is preparing for a 40% to 60% drop in international smartphone shipments as the Trump administration’s blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant’s most important businesses.
In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss the new department of communications & digital technologies – is it more of the same, or will it be the “department of action”?
As Huawei comes under unrelenting pressure from the Trump administration, it has one advantage that the US can’t undermine: a vast, global portfolio of patents on critical technology.
Huawei Technologies knows it’s not an easy time to engage with the company. But those who do will be rewarded, said global vice president of marketing insights Andrew Williamson in an interview.
China’s Hisense is making strong headway in the entry-level and midrange smartphone segments in South Africa, and is eyeing at least 10% market share, in volume terms, by the end of the year.