Huawei's 5G equipment under no threat in South Africa

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Huawei's 5G equipment under no threat in South Africa

Huawei is a leader in 5G network equipment, but many countries have banned the company’s equipment from their 5G networks.

The US has implemented a number of restrictions against Huawei and has asked several of its allies to join its ban against Huawei network equipment.

In July, the UK announced that mobile operators would not be allowed to add new Huawei components to their 5G networks from 1 January 2021.
 
Brewster added that Huawei’s future in the UK has been compromised for political reasons.

“This is about US trade policy and not security,” he said.

Exactly. And the policy will probably be reversed quickly when the Orange Baboon vacates the White House.
 
I wonder what their chip supply looks like right now and a year from now.
Don't TSMC manufacture for them?

IF Nvidia are allowed to buy ARM then HiSilicon might have a potential issue with current trade regulations, even though ARM is British.
 
There is also another side to this story, China have been working hard to get away from Intel.
I am aware that they have X86 based CPUs already.

I wonder if they would need to stop using that too - hmm.
 

They can definitely source (possibly inferior) products elsewhere. It's the security aspect that is going to come into question. They were not known for security in the past.

I am not aware of any security issues WRT the ARM64 instruction set or their designs at all - so I assume I would be correct in thinking that this will be related to their implementation(s) of Android?

I wonder if they use Linux for their routers, I have not seen any explicit declaration in their manuals under the licensing section.
 
I am not aware of any security issues WRT the ARM64 instruction set or their designs at all - so I assume I would be correct in thinking that this will be related to their implementation(s) of Android?

I wonder if they use Linux for their routers, I have not seen any explicit declaration in their manuals under the licensing section.
Not sure about mobiles - I was thinking specifically of their 5G and networking hardware. On the TSMC matter: https://meterpreter.org/tsmc-will-stop-supplying-chips-to-huawei-after-september-14/
 
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