Huawei sales up 18% but US pressure means tough times ahead

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s Huawei Technologies said Tuesday that its sales rose a lower-than-projected 18% in 2019 and predicted tough times ahead as the U.S. moves to restrict its business. The flash sales estimate came in an annual New Year’s message to employees. Chairman Eric Xu warned that mediocre managers […]

Norway's Telenor drops Huawei for Ericsson in 5G contract

By KELVIN CHAN AP Business Writer LONDON (AP) — Norway’s biggest wireless carrier, Telenor, on Friday chose Sweden’s Ericsson to supply part of its new 5G network, ending its cooperation with Chinese tech giant Huawei after a decade. The company signaled it would gradually remove Huawei equipment as it upgrades radio gear for the next […]

Huawei asks court to throw out US telecom funds ban

By SAM McNEIL Associated Press SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is asking a U.S. federal court to throw out a rule that bars rural phone carriers from using government money to purchase its equipment on security grounds. The lawsuit announced Thursday is Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s second legal challenge this year to Trump […]

US proposes rules to vet all telecoms-related purchases

By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei. The plan issued Tuesday follows President Donald Trump’s order in May declaring a national emergency and restricting purchases by U.S. […]

US again extends limited reprieve on tech sales to Huawei

By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press The Trump administration has extended for 90 more days a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei. The U.S. government blacklisted the Chinese tech company in May, deeming it a national security risk. That means U.S. firms aren’t allowed to sell technology to Huawei without government approval. The limited […]

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its first folding smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington. The Mate X, which unfolds to 14.6 centimeters (5.8 inches) wide, went on sale Friday on Huawei’s online store in China priced at 16,999 […]

Huawei founder says US woes not hardest crisis

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei’s founder stayed out of sight as it grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and passed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. Now, Ren Zhengfei is shedding that anonymity as China’s first global tech brand mobilizes […]

Hungary says Huawei to help build its 5G wireless network

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s foreign minister says China’s Huawei will take part in the construction of the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network. Peter Szijjarto said Tuesday in Shanghai, China, that Huawei will be cooperating with Britain’s Vodafone and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom in the project. He added that Hungary does not discriminate between companies based […]

China accuses US of 'economic bullying' over equipment ban

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday accused the U.S. of “economic bullying behavior” after U.S. regulators cited security threats in proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks. China would “resolutely oppose the U.S. abusing state power to suppress specific Chinese enterprises with unwarranted charges in the absence of any evidence,” […]