A report from US investment giant Jefferies said this week Huawei had usurped Apple as the smartphone-maker with the biggest share of China's market
"What kind of move is this?" one Weibo user said, as the Chinese telecom giant's much anticipated product event failed to give any new details on its 'sanctions-defeating' Mate 60 series
The ban could include components already built into the networks, requiring operators to remove and replace them
Huawei emerged after three years of Covid restrictions with a grand return to the global stage, Nikkei said
After facing bans in the US and Europe, the Chinese tech giant is focusing on Africa, where analysts say countries are ignoring Western security warnings and putting their "own interests first"
India has three private telecom operators - Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea - vying for 5G spectrum, along with new entrant Adani Data Networks
The big four providers insist on a combined majority stake and also want a review of the pricing model and network access plan offered by the agency
Authorities said companies would be required to remove their 5G equipment by June 2024 and would not be reimbursed for their expenses
The company has partnered with Hong Kong’s largest wireless mobile operator, CSL, to create 5G AR experiences through an app it created
Some 45% of the country's people are now on 5G, but telecom firms have not been willing to invest in the fancier technology that would ramp speeds by 20 times over 4G technology
Malaysia sticks with plan for a sole 5G network to maintain policy continuity, but will allow telecom firms to hold equity stakes to speed up infrastructure construction
The key to this broader access to 5G service is the falling price of the specialized semiconductors needed for 5G phones, a trend that analysts expect to continue.