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Foreign media: China and the United States compete for 5G French-German operators or guard against Huawei ZTE

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France will not banHuawei. However, France, which has set up preventive measures for key components of the telecommunications network, is considering adding some projects to its “highly vigilant” list. This list is ignorant of Huawei.

According to the report, Bloomberg interviewed 15 people who understood the situation in which French President Mark Long promoted a drastic increase in supervision. As French telecommunications companies begin to seek suppliers to build 5G networks, the country's telecommunications infrastructure parts market is undergoing revisions to laws and regulatory rules—many of which are confidential—and shuts Huawei out.

Stephen Richard, chief executive of Orange, France's largest telecoms operator, said in a radio interview on Sunday that the company would not use Huawei equipment in its domestic 5G network because "the French authorities are demanding caution".

The report said that two other French operators also indicated that they would pay attention to the instructions of the French National Information System Security Agency for 5G suppliers.

According to Agence France-Presse reported on December 14, the network operator Spanish telephone company told AFP on the 14th that China’s telecom giant ZTE lost its largest contract in Germany as Western countries increasingly resisted Chinese infrastructure manufacturers. .

A company spokesperson confirmed a report from the German "Business Daily" that the contract "will expire at the end of this year as originally planned."

Markus Haas, chief executive of Telephony in Germany, said the company would work with a much smaller German company in the future, rather than ZTE.

According to the German "Business Daily" report, while Germany is preparing to hold a 5G spectrum license auction, ZTE is currently planning to win a new contract with the German network provider to join the Internet company.

"Nikkei Business News" reported on December 15 that now, the containment ring for Huawei, China's largest communications equipment company, is tightening. After the United States, Australia and Japan also showed signs of excluding Huawei products. Huawei ranks first in the world in the communication base station market, and its share in the smartphone market ranks second in the world. The annual purchase amount of semiconductors alone exceeds 1.5 trillion yen (100 yen is about 6.08 yuan). Net Note), purchases about 500 million yen of parts from Japanese companies.

According to Chinese media reports, Huawei also purchases a large number of parts and components from US companies. The annual purchase amount for Qualcomm is 1.8 billion US dollars, and the annual purchase amount for Intel is 700 million US dollars.

According to reports, the US government banned US companies from trading with ZTE, China's second-largest communications equipment company, in April on the grounds of violating sanctions against Iran. Huawei's sales are more than five times that of ZTE. If countries further exclude Huawei products, they will hit the US and Japanese companies.

American diplomatwebsiteOn December 13th, the technical competition between China and the United States reached its peak in recent months. In August this year, the Trump administration signed a bill prohibiting the government from using Huawei and ZTE's technology.

US close allies, including Australia and New Zealand, have publicly announced a policy prohibiting Huawei from participating in the future 5G telecommunications network.

According to the report, these new global situations show that technology, especially the upcoming 5G network, will become the next front line for Sino-US competition.

First, 5G technology will support the next generation of digital applications that are likely to power future smart cities and the digital economy. A superpower that gains a first-mover advantage in solving many technical, political, and policy challenges and successfully adopts a 5G network is likely to gain significant economic advantages for other superpowers.

Second, the global sentiment about the so-called cyber espionage that China may export through its technology stems from the United States. The US National Security Agency claims that Huawei and ZTE, the heavyweights in the technology industry and the leader in 5G technology, are potential national security threats.

Third, concerns about cybersecurity have prompted countries to focus on US leadership and policy on future 5G network issues. In fact, the countries that publicly adopt the US position are either American allies or close partners of the United States.

The report believes that the United States and China will sooner or later convene their allies to show the position of Huawei and ZTE's technology into the 5G network. This situation is already appearing. It will create a de facto "sphere of influence" in Asia and elsewhere - reminiscent of the "sphere of influence" established by the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Its impact will surpass 5G and extend to the positioning of two more strategic superpowers on the international stage.

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