The 5G competition between China and the United States is intensifying. In addition to blocking Huawei and ZTE from its telecommunication network, the US government will also “clean” Huawei 3G and 4G equipment in the country and completely remove the so-called “risk” vendors such as Huawei. The cost of doing this could eclipse $1 billion.
Not only that, the United States is also considering completely eliminating Chinese-made products in future 5G telecommunication network. This “clean-up” will go beyond products of Huawei and ZTE. In addition, Nokia and Ericsson’s telecom products cannot be produced in China, otherwise, they will not be able to enter the US market. However, we do not know if Apple iPhones produced in China will be able to enter the US.
Since the 150-day review that began after the US cybersecurity issue, the US government is asking telecom equipment vendors to develop hardware and software possibilities for the US market. This includes products such as cellular electronics, routers, switches, and other network products. The report said that the plan is still in an informal stage, and a list of proposed rules and regulations will be submitted before the 150- day deadline, but this decision may take several years to pass.