From the Wall Street Journal’s “China Tech Firms Face Backlash Over Beijing’s Policies” ($), posted early Monday:
“Outrage over the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers last week in a border clash with Chinese troops added fuel to a boycott movement that has already seen Indian smartphone users mass-deleting Chinese-made software.
Indian officials said on Wednesday that they would bar their state-run telecom companies from purchasing equipment from Chinese companies such as ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies Co. for future 4G mobile networks. Indian authorities have also privately warned telecom operators against working with Chinese companies in the rollout of new 5G networks. As recently as December, Huawei and ZTE were welcomed to participate in India’s 5G trials.”
My take: A speed bump for Huawei, an opening for Apple.
See the Apple 3.0 India archives.