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The US, China and Huawei Debate on 5G Telecom Technology: Global Apprehensions and the Indian Scenario

E.K. Jaisal EMAIL logo
From the journal Open Political Science

Abstract

Advancements in connectivity and telecommunications have redefined the ways people access information and services. The 5th Generation of telecom technology which is set to open up new avenues and opportunities have but stirred up a series of escalating tensions between two mighty powers in global politics- the US and China. While 5G offers an array of options for global trade and co-operation to flourish, it has generated counter-intuitive results, at least temporarily, with the US adopting a protectionist standpoint to contain the Chinese dominance in the telecom sector, citing security concerns. The US lobbying against Chinese vendors, particularly Huawei, has generated uncertainty among countries on the adoption and deployment of equipment provided by the firm. The paper attempts to comprehend the issues revolving around Huawei, its extent of influence, the global impact of US sanctions and to explore the ways forward for countries like India.

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Received: 2020-03-07
Accepted: 2020-03-20
Published Online: 2020-04-22

© 2020 E.K. Jaisal, published by De Gruyter

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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