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Introduction

The US government has declared a national emergency to protect US computer networks from “foreign adversaries”.

Highlights

  • The order also can restrict access to US-based technology for such vendors when added to the entity list, which will require a US-based company to get a license to restart business.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the restrictions put on Huawei by Washington.
  • Speculates as to how this may play out.

Key questions answered

  • What are the charges against Huawei that have led to the Canadian arrest of its CFO?
  • How is Huawei's supply chain impacted by the restrictions?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Huawei is a leader in 5G technology
  • Handset updates are at risk
  • Washington seeks "Five Eyes" solidarity
  • A victory over Huawei might be of the Pyrrhic variety

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author