Why the US Campaign Against Huawei Backfired
reuters.com reportedThe Swiss government has filed a criminal complaint over the U.S. Central Intelligence Agencys alleged use of a cryptography company as a front to spy on various governments secret communications, the Swiss attorney generals office said on Sunday. The complaint against persons unknown for alleged breaches of the law governing export controls follows recent reports on Operation Rubicon, which for decades involved the CIA and German BND spy services covertly reading other nations secret messages encoded with technology sold by Swiss firm Crypto AG. The case of Crypto, which sold encryption devices and software while being secretly owned by U.S. and German intelligence services that could freely read what it encrypted, is embarrassing for neutral Switzerland and could hurt its international reputation, particularly if it turned a blind eye.
lightreading.comreported thatUS efforts to halt the progress of Huawei and ZTE in global equipment markets have largely failed so far, according to new data published by respected market-research firm Dell'Oro. The Chinese equipment vendors both managed to grow their share of revenues from the world's overall telecom equipment market last year, while the US's Cisco and Finland's Nokia suffered declines, says Dell'Oro in a company blog published today and distributed by email.Huawei remained the world's biggest vendor by far, according to the Dell'Oro statistics, with 28% of the market. That is the same level Dell'Oro recorded for Huawei in 2018, suggesting gains by the company were marginal. "The efforts by the US government to curb Huawei's rise has so far had mixed results," said Dell'Oro in a statement distributed by email. "We estimate Huawei's overall telecom equipment share continued to improve in 2019, but the pace of the 2019 share growth was weaker than its average 2014-19 share growth."