Following the increasingly tense relations between Huawei and the US government and the ban on the Chinese manufacturer, some important telecom operators have decided to interrupt smartphone orders for this brand.
For example, NTT Docomo Inc, Japan’s largest operator, has suspended orders related to the Huawei P30 series while rivals KDDI Corp. and YMobile have decided to postpone the launch of the smartphone waiting to evaluate the developments of the story.
Even the Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom has announced that it will not launch new smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer and hopes that the government will take appropriate measures to prevent confusion on the market between which companies are safe and which risk having software update problems in the future.
Despite the tensions between the company and governments, Huawei has become popular in Taiwan recently. In April, the company’s devices were fourth in terms of sales volume, giving it an 8.9% share of the market. It was behind Apple, Samsung Electronics, and OPPO, according to Taiwan Mobile.
FarEasTone Telecommunications has announced that it will continue to sell Huawei smartphones already in stock while at the moment it seems unlikely the launch of new models.
In essence, in Asia the situation is likely to degenerate for Huawei and to reach an agreement with the US authorities could become fundamental.
Some owners of Huawei phones around the world took to social media to express concern about whether the cut-off of suppliers would affect their handsets.