Shutting the door after the horse has left the barn is what seems the United States government is trying to do to Huawei, not realising the telecommunication giant has grown so large that even by cutting every supply chain link that support the company will not be able to stop it from doing what it has set out to do, dominate the telco industry.
Since being blocked from accessing to the lifeline of the device from Google, the Android operating software, Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfai has called the latest blockade as politically motivated as in previous statements and played down the affects going on to proclaim that Huawei will continue to grow even without any of its US partners. US President Donald Trump this week upped the ante on Chinese telecommunication company by signing an order to stop all American operators purchasing hardware from mainland manufacturers and singled out Huawei with additional restrictions. Google, Qualcomm, and Intel have announced that they will comply with the order and will immediately stop supplying components and services to the company, leaving hundreds of millions of Huawei Android mobile phone users worried.
Huawei has allayed fear for its customers and assured they will not be left in the lurch, the company has a back up OS if things get worse and is said to be working on its own Play Store. Ren has also said that the 90 days reprieve has little to no meaning, and even if the restrictions are full blown, the company will be “ready” what ever may come. As for 5G, the founder has no worries as the tech giant continues to roll out massive initiatives across the globe, especially in third world countries. The ban has zero impact on the business and sees more clients supporting their hardware over others, with Ren adding that his 5G technology is 3 to 4 years ahead of competitors. He even mentioned that US fears the advancement Huawei has made in the 5G space and view this as a threat, and went on to add that the superpower has underestimated the company.