Relationships between global governments and Huawei have been nuanced to say the least in recent months. From the UK to India and most recently Sweden, the dominoes are falling as the Chinese telecoms giant is banned from 5G networks in an increasing number of countries.
Expelling Huawei from India is certainly one of the most significant moves; China’s premier infrastructure provider will miss out on access to the world’s largest mobile market as a result. Losing a foothold in Sweden is also a symbolic defeat, ousted from the home of its biggest rival, Ericsson. With new restrictions rumoured to be on their way in Germany, Huawei could also be about to fall out of one of Europe’s most significant territories.