Relations between the US and China continue to heat up. In addition to blocking Huawei and ZTE telecommunications equipment for fifth-generation networks, the us government also intends to "clean" the market from Huawei's 3G and 4G equipment and completely eliminate all risky suppliers. As a result, the number of "victims" of this trade war may increase significantly, not limited to Chinese companies.
It is reported that the US authorities are considering the possibility of complete exclusion of Chinese products from the future telecommunications network of the fifth generation. According to preliminary estimates, this idea can cost $ 1 billion. The main thing is that this "cleaning" concerns not only Huawei and ZTE products, but also European suppliers, whose equipment is manufactured in China. Because of this, Nokia and Ericsson are also at risk. It is possible to ban the import of Apple smartphones assembled in China to the USA.
The network also reported that the us government is asking local suppliers of telecommunications equipment to develop hardware and software for the us market. We are talking about cellular electronics, routers, switches and other network products. The report States that the plan is still in an informal stage and a list of proposed rules and regulations will be submitted before the 150-day deadline, but this decision may take several years.