MWC – aka Mobile World Congress – opens on 25 February in Barcelona. The world’s biggest telco tech show is abuzz with what might happen – an Executive Order from President Donald Trump barring #ChinaTech from USA telecommunications networks.
In the midst of an ongoing trade war between China and the United States, tensions have escalated over China’s technology. The United States is wary of using China’s 5G equipment for vital communications. The concern is over “back doors” that may allow home-country intelligence agencies to access information.
At the same time, indictments have been brought against Huawei and US-China trade talks are underway. It’s an interesting time for #ChinaTech.
Dan Strumpf is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He’s at the front line of the assault and defence of China technology.
Recently Dan spoke to members and guests of Asia Insight Circle “on the record” – here’s his overview of the technology, companies, and issues behind the furore over 5G.