Huawei is focusing on its home turf in the race to rollout 5G, while its worldwide growth slows as a result of U.S. pressure.
The U.S. and Huawei have been at war for months, with the former accusing the latter of being a conduit for Beijing to spy on governments and companies around the globe. Huawei has vehemently denied the allegations, but that has not stopped the U.S. from banning the company from participating in its 5G network and putting pressure on allies to do the same. U.S. officials have also considered measures to cut off the company from its supply of chips, by altering the Foreign Direct Product Rule, which gives the government the ability to restrict foreign goods based on U.S. tech.
According to Bloomberg, Huawei is focusing its efforts on building out China’s 5G network. With global growth slowing, the domestic contracts are helping the company, which is seen as the clear leader in China’s 5G efforts. With $170 billion on the line, China’s rollout should be sufficient to keep the company’s coffers well-supplied and help it remain competitive.
It remains to be seen how the conflict between the U.S. and Huawei will play out, as many countries are undecided on whether to use the company and, if so, to what extent.