Huawei compares U.S. trade restrictions against it to the Berlin Wall

Following the USA export ban, the Japanese company has chose to halt trade with Huawei and its 68 affiliates for some products. Qualcomm, on the other hand, provides modems and other processors.

According to a company memo, ARM believes it's beholden to the Trump administration's ban as ARM's architecture and designs contain "US origin technology". Mind you, this is a theoretical scenario and China has no to ban Apple beyond politicking as far as we're aware - though you could say the same about the Huawei ban. The ban, however, is valid for ARM China as well.

In a statement, Telus Corp. said it has "reached out to our partners at Google Canada and Huawei Canada to understand the full implications of these developments and will advise our customers who use Huawei devices once we know more".

While Google and Huawei are still working together to analyze the full situation at hand, Huawei users are disposing of their devices.

The company has said it is developing its own phone software and it can still use an "open source" version of Android that lacks access to Google apps.

The US has banned Huawei equipment from its market citing concerns that the tech giant was helping Beijing to spy and conduct cyberattacks by installing hidden backdoors on its products.

Last week, Trump declared a national emergency to bar United States companies from using foreign telecoms equipment deemed a security risk - a move seen as targeting Huawei, which Washington suspects of being a potential proxy for Chinese intelligence services. If it doesn't end soon, it places Huawei in a precarious position with the possibility of losing parts of its business in particular its consumer business especially outside of China which has been at 45 percent of its revenue.

Earlier yesterday, Japanese telcos KDDI and SoftBank's low-priced mobile brand Ymobile said they would delay the launch of the Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, which was due to go on sale tomorrow.

Following the US, Japan has excluded Huawei from public procurement, and Australia and New Zealand have effectively blocked Huawei from involvement in the rollout of their 5G network infrastructure.

The US government has long suspected deep links between Huawei and the Chinese military, and its moves against the company come amid the churning trade dispute between the world's top two economies.

"It's not that Huawei is a bad product".

The firm's founder Ren Zhengfei has downplayed the impact of United States curbs on Huawei, but early signs suggest the fallout could be significant.

More pertinently, Huawei also lost support from British chip supplier ARM, forcing it to take a more serious look at using its own chip technology and accelerate work on its own operating system. The publication tried to reach out to Microsoft to discuss what the company is planning to do with its business with Huawei, but couldn't get a comment.


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