The new colonialism
Western countries telling other countries what to do. Malaysia should tell the USA and the EU to bugger off.
The Malaysian government has reportedly been warned against allowing Huawei a role in the country's 5G network rollout by the EU and US amidst continuing efforts to limit the influence of Chinese technology companies. It appears that envoys to Malaysia from both the US and EU have written to the government in recent weeks …
Absolutely! Some African countries have publicly pushed back against US interference.
The whole notion of 'clean' networks and 'trusted' suppliers is pure hogwash.
Is there anything more untrustworthy and dirty than a network under US control. Words like PRISM, Shotgiant and CryptoAG immediately spring to mind.
5G is a standard. An interoperable standard. At some point data from any carrier could flow over Huawei gear. It's been that way for decades and there has not been a single major breach. Huawei has laid and manages thousands of km of undersea cabling. The US command communications in Afghanistan ran over Huawei equipment.
That, in spite of Huawei having to deal with over a million intrusion attempts per day.
How else do you expect freedom, truth, democracy, justice and the rule of law to propagate?
Remember Jack Nicholson's "You can't handle the truth speech" - bad things need to happen to ensure freedom for all - it's a small but important price to pay
"Washington ordered a halt on all American technology exports to Huawei as part of its ban on the sales of US goods to Chinese organizations earlier this year, which has deprived the company of components produced by leading technology suppliers such as telecoms chipmaker Qualcomm."
I think that what you mean is certain US technology (not all) and even then exports are possible once a licence is obtained.
That's why Qualcomm is supplying telecom gear to Huawei right now, just without 5G.
Or Ericsson kit, and the NSA have clearly shown they can invisibly install software on them that hides the the hack during the 2004 Greek watergate. It was only discovered because of a full clean memory dump sent by Vodafone to the vendor for analyse of a unrelated bug.
In all honesty I don't care what they go with, as long as they allow any compatible 5G phone instead of only a handful of "tested and verified" ones like DNB is doing.
I already have enough of DNB's shit - they won't let my ROG Phone 3 onto their 5G network because it's "untested" - code word that they want a free ROG Phone 3 from Asus before they'd allow my phone onto their 5G network. And because Asus no longer make ROG Phone 3s, that will never happen. Idiotically the ROG Phone 3 is internally similar to an Oppo Find X2 (same Qualcomm SoC), which they do allow.