March 27, 2018

Much ado about Huawei (part 1)

By Elsa B. Kania

Huawei has provoked recurrent concerns and generated nearly incessant controversy in recent news cycles.

In the US, the potential for Huawei to dominate 5G network services was the implicit justification for the recent presidential order blocking Broadcomm’s attempted takeover of Qualcomm, which was seen as a risk to US national security.

Huawei’s quest for leadership in 5G was also an impetus for the Trump administration’s controversial proposal for a US government ‘moon shot’ to build secure 5G as a ‘single, inherently protected, information transportation superhighway’ that could serve as the ‘Eisenhower national highway system for the information age’.

Read the full op-ed on ASPI Strategist.

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