Sunday, November 27, 2022
Published 3 Years Ago on Thursday, Apr 23 2020 By Inside Telecom Staff
America has continued to pursue its current assault on
Chinese technology, despite the country’s own rapidly increasing economic
difficulties, which have dramatically impacted its own telecommunications
infrastructure and development. The American government’s latest campaign, is
against China Telecom. American government agencies have called on the
country’s communication regulator (FCC) to end any outstanding authorizations,
which provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States.
Of course, we recognize that this follows the same path as their argument with Huawei, who America claimed was linked to the Chinese Government and involved in espionage on behalf of the state. There seems to have been many accusations thrown around by the USA but with extremely scarce evidence to support their claims. This further underpins the more likely reality that America continues to isolate itself and falls further behind in their failing attempt to supersede the dominance of the Chinese wireless technology and progress.
China is now at the end of its COVID-19 experience and its
economy seems to be on the up. Before the pandemic, the country was already
well underway with its implementation of 5G, in terms of both infrastructure
and equipment. The rest of the world, has had to stop development of 5G with
very little progress made in this area. As western countries continue to battle
the pandemic, it is likely that the implementation of 5G will suffer major
China Telecom is state owned and the country’s largest
Mobile Network Provider and Broadband Operator. The group of US government departments, including state,
justice, defence, homeland security and commerce, said in a filing to the
Federal Communications Commission that there were “substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement
risks associated with China Telecom’s continued access to US telecommunications
government’s main target has of course been Huawei. The White House has claimed
that the company is linked to Beijing has prevented US companies from providing
it with critical infrastructure and necessary equipment. It has also urged
other nation states to comply with the same. Australia, New Zealand and Japan
(perhaps unsurprisingly) have complied, however the majority of other countries
– including the United Kingdom – have not, and recognize the importance of the
firms 5G success, preferring to do business with both countries and retain a
more open and competitive market. Huawei is the biggest marketer of telecoms
equipment and the present global frontrunner in 5G networks.
The main US
concern is that China has overtaken it – in an industry they used to dominate.
However, in terms of 5G, China has no present viable competition.
The worlds next
phase in global economic development is hugely dependent on 5G. This is now
even more certain due to the increase of connectivity brought about by the Coronavirus.
It is also likely that this connectivity will not decrease when the pandemic is
over, but rather become the new normal as firms realise the cost effectiveness
of working from home. Currently Huawei is the most cost effective and
innovative provider of such services and China Telecom and other Chinese Telcos
are now well positioned in terms of the development, to provide such services
on an international level.
continued strategy against China is seemingly flawed and to persist in this
campaign of bans only serves to further isolate itself from the international world,
while its own economy is currently in decline. There is now a greater need to
be connected and to encourage global supply chains.
approach would perhaps involve the embrace of Chinese innovation and strive for
a more cooperative environment in regards to the telecoms industry.
When a region’s economy contracts over several months or even years, a recession occurs. The region’s gross domestic product (GDP), or the sum of the value of the goods and services it produces, declines during these times. At the same time, sudden changes in the cost of commodities like gas or oil are possible. Industries […]
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