We won't follow Trump's Huawei ban — European Union leaders

Trump signs executive order clearing the way to ban Huawei from U.S. networks

Trump signs executive order clearing the way to ban Huawei from U.S. networks

What's not clear is whether the US restrictions could include barring Google from licensing components and services of its Android operating system, which Google gives away for free to use on Huawei and other smartphones.

The company which is going to be most affected is Chinese equipment making company called Huawei.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump declared a "national emergency" empowering him to blacklist companies seen as "an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States" - a move clearly aimed at Huawei.

"Many commentators are suggesting the decision on Huawei and other Chinese telecos effectively means the president has taken the "nuclear option" and it has now moved towards a fully fledged tech..."

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Huawei has announced that they will challenge the decision, and claim that it will disrupt global supply chains as companies around the world depend on each other to make consumer and industrial products.

The Trump administration has pushed allies around the world not to adopt Huawei's 5G technology, which American officials have warned could be used for spying by the Chinese.

It is not a case of accusing Huawei of being up to no good - simply saying that our telecommunications infrastructure is, like our defence system, highly security-sensitive and therefore must be built and controlled only by companies with the highest security clearance. ZTE had to shut down temporarily past year after a similar ban prevented it from using Qualcomm chips and Google software.

A few years back Chinese companies played a limited role when the 3G and 4G networks were introduced.

Now the Chinese company is the undisputed leader in getting to market proven 5G hardware and software.

From manufacturing base stations, antennas, routers and cables to implementing the entire infrastructure, Huawei and ZTE are taking the lead.

Vietnam, which is developing a 5G network, has not officially banned Huawei, but its largest telecoms carrier is using Ericsson technology - and other providers will use Nokia and Samsung kit rather than Huawei's.

In a nutshell, the ITU determines which company's technology becomes the industry standard, which is then implemented by everyone else.

Ren, now 74, founded Huawei just when two epochal events were gaining pace: China's manufacturing boom and the telecommunications age. The firm's suspected theft of USA intellectual property and ambiguous relationship to the Chinese Communist Party have come under intense scrutiny. Using Huawei's vulnerability to American suppliers as another weapon would only worsen matters. HiSilicon, its semiconductor business, is increasingly positioning itself as a rival to the likes of Qualcomm and Nvidia, a USA manufacturer of graphics processing units, which could play a vital role in artificial intelligence.

But at least one U.S. operator is already taking steps to replace Huawei.

In the meantime, USA officials told Reuters the "decision would also make it hard if not impossible for Huawei, the largest telecommunications equipment producer in the world, to sell some products because of its reliance on us suppliers".

"It is remarkable how the stock markets have managed to hold their own rather well considering everything that's happened, from the escalation of U.S".

About a third of Huawei's suppliers are American including chip makers Broadcom, Qualcomm and Intel.

Its steady geographic expansion and heavy investment in research have positioned Huawei as the most critical single player in the coming advent of hyper-fast 5G networks.

Of the three large Dutch telecommunications companies, KPN and VodafoneZiggo declined to comment on the report, while T-Mobile/Tele2 said it was not aware of any AIVD investigation.

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