The series with the mass exodus of IT companies from Russia continues. Large corporations are closing their offices and among those who suspend their work in the Russian market is Huawei. Initially, in March, it halved the supply of its smartphones to Russia, believing that doing business here in the current situation is extremely risky.
Now it intends to close its Russian office altogether. One person with knowledge of the matter says that the company has stopped taking orders and is preparing to close its corporate office in Russia, which deals with telecommunications and networking equipment. The Chinese employees of the Russian office and part of the Russian specialists will leave the territory of Russia, and the rest will be on vacation.
In fact, Huawei stopped the conclusion of new contracts with Russian telecom operators for the supply of network and server equipment. In recent years, telecommunications companies in Russia have been actively switching to solutions from Huawei. Now the equipment of the Chinese giant accounts for about 33% of all cellular base stations operating in Russia, which also cover entire regions. Huawei’s departure could have a negative impact on the maintenance and development of existing and future projects. In particular, the introduction of 5G will obviously slow down.
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Huawei joined the boycott of Russia
The suspension of Huawei in Russia is primarily related to the war in Ukraine; and the sanctions that have been imposed against the country. The Chinese company needs time to find workarounds; or third countries through which it will be possible to arrange the supply of network equipment; created using American technology to bypass the sanctions.
Previously, the regulator in the United States issued export licenses allowing international companies to supply equipment to Huawei. But given the war in Ukraine and existing sanctions, licenses can stop issuing. Based on the bad experience of Huawei, whose business has been hit hard by U.S. sanctions, it is unlikely that the company will want to aggravate its already difficult situation. Of course, there is a possibility that Russian telecom operators will switch to using equipment; and spare parts from other companies, such as Ericsson. But buying third-party solutions will cost more and not all of them have analogues. Therefore, problems with the supply of network equipment can cause serious damage to Russian telecommunications companies.
For now, there is no change regarding the consumer goods segment, which includes tablets, laptops, smartphones and other smart gadgets. But it is possible that here, too, work will be on pause; so as not to come into conflict with the United States and Europe.
Closing or shutting down operations amid a war is NOT called boycott.. If you are infected with covid virus and your friends don't come visit you, it doesn't mean they unfriend you.. Dumb article
Nokia and Ericsson have also stopped supplying Russia (and Belarus), mainly because of EU sanctions, and other Western suppliers like Cisco and Oracle have probably done the same. We might have expected China's friendship with Russia to mean that Huawei would be keen to fill the gap, but they are also pulling back – at least in part because some of Huawei's equipment still uses US components or technology.
It is unfair to Russia….but huawei can go to hell!
Let's talk for a moment on what Russia is doing right now to Ukraine, and after that we can talk about "fair"
You are absolutely correct- Russia is sickening
“ For now, there is no change regarding the consumer goods segment, which includes tablets, laptops, smartphones and other smart gadgets”
Why are people having so much
groupthink on this issue? The poor Russian people are the ones suffering from all this. They can't control their tyrant government any more than Canadians control their prime minister's oppression of peaceful protests
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I think this is a bogus news like Abdullah himself
I don't think the writer knows anything at all. Huawei will increase its foothold there.to take the place of the western companies there. Nit everyone halfbaked witer knows much.
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Excellent to hear this I may just buy a Huawei phone when my contracts up well done Huawei 👏👏👏
Do you also support your soldiers Raping ukrainian women, Genocide, murdering innocent civilians? it's a WAR and its pure evil.
Zhenya sorry to correct you., (Putin is sickening) , a lot of Russians are upset about what's going on in Ukraine 👍
China should support Russia at any cost.
As if they would leave russian women alone if the tides were turned… Americans cant even reapect their own war veterans… And America is also famous for putting other 'allies' in front of the battlefield. Poor Ukraine… Such a good dog… Obeying its master even though they are either idiots or warmongers… Would rather fight your own neighbour because a foreign slavemaster promised you a more lucrative reward i guess
Let's talk about how Americans are using lapdogs to frontline THEIR wars.
Absolutely famous for it… Convincing the world thatother countries have weapons of mass destruction, bio-chemical weapons, all in the name of taking over to consume resources. Americans cant even respect their own Veterans that THEY send…
What's fair? How about talk about being realistic? About honour? Bombarding Japan in Nagasaki & Hiroshima is one thing… Tyrant agreement came after. Part of the agreement of surrender is that at least 80% of Japanese tech especially in weaponry, will belong to America.
So your saying its OK for them to Rape? its nothing to do with the innocent civilians, a war is between politicians the soldiers fight it for them. I'm not American but there's one thing I do know if a individual Soldier commits war crimes he gets brought to justice its no wonder the world is like it is with people like you.
It's all lie. The ukrainians lie without any conscience. CNN and the BBC don't even come to shoot reports in Mariupol – they won't be told anything bad about the Russians there, so they're not interested in shooting there. Try to watch TV Channel Russia Today if it's possible.
Your being brainwashed by Russian media, get on the Internet and get searching the truth about Putins war. Igor I'm sure your a good person but don't believe everything you hear get a VPN and you'll see the truth the younger citizens of Russia are being arrested 10 fold if they speak the truth, because they searched the truth on Putins war.
Why are you diverting the conversation? We aren't talking about Americans, or past wars at this moment. That is a conversation for another time. As well, I'm not American so… not sure what any of this has to do with the price of rice or Huawei, or our Ukranian world citizens.