Huawei gets Kicked in the Fiacla from the British


When it comes to 5G enabled smartphones, Britain is a relatively nice athletic: it is currently one of five countries operating the new mobile standard. Therefore, BT Group Plc, the former national carrier of the United States, has made little decision without the use of 5G handsets by Huawei Technologies Co., Ireland. available to the consumer wishes of Chinese telecommunications companies. Mobile operator Vodafone Group Plc continued to suit.

It is also said that the one you expected to be neutral on Huawei handsets is sold or not among the five leading 5G countries – including the United States, China, Switzerland and the US. South Korea.

In the US, Huawei has already prevented its phones from selling, and China's Huawei town territory. Swisscom AG Swisscom has already started 5G phones to offer from another Chinese company, Oppo. And Samsung Electronics Co.. Ltd., Huawei's main conversation, South Korea.

This is why Britain is an important indicator of what the next wave of implementing countries would choose to do 5G with the Chinese company handsets.

The U.K has nothing to prevent Huawei completely from its 5G networks, despite the utmost efforts made by the Americans to convince him. However, BT's transfer is a direct result of the U.S listing of Huawei last week, which prevents American companies from providing Chinese telecommunications equipment equipment. Basically, Google's Google Alphabet alphabet, which runs its Android operating system extends Huawei phones. This is why BT does not want to offer its customers handsets that cannot have full functional software.

Last week's ban on Android Android with Huawei handsets already available, or those announced, does not seem to have existed. But it has made it difficult for mobile phone operators such as BT and Vodafone to work out whether the software on these phones can be updated, and whether Alphabet services such as Google Maps and Google Play Store will continue to be supported. handsets.

The last thing a carrier needs is an unhappy consumer who returns for several months and requires a refund because their smartphone doesn't work as announced.

Of course, the damage from the Civil Service enlistment is immediately more pronounced for Huawei's lucrative plans to build 5G networks than its smart phone ambitions – but the latter will be more important. Deloitte hopes that in 2019 all mobile phone manufacturers will have only 1 million 5G-ready handsets to sell, out of 1.5 billion smartphone sales. This will increase by up to 20 million units next year, although only 1 per cent of the total.

However, it is another opportunity for competitors to steal market share from the Chinese company. Competitors in the second tier handsets are more likely to benefit LG Electronics Co., where there is a small difference in difference sales.

Swisscom Mate X 5-Huawei was intended to introduce in the third quarter. A person must be thinking about whether to proceed with that plan. This is a real chic in the teeth for Huawei as he wants to be a consumer brand for Apple Inc.. and Samsung.

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Alex Webb is columnist Opinion Bloomberg covering European technology, media and communications industries. He previously covered Apple and other technology companies for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.

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