It is him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeocoined this term“Clean Telco” which basically means those telecom companies which have spurned Huawei, as they are part of the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) infrastructure”. So what is this CCP? It is establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the CCP has been in sole control of that country’s government.
While ramping up the international campaign against Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared Reliance Jio a “clean” network for not using Huawei’s equipment, keeping it safe from Beijing’s intelligence intrusions.
Listing Jio among the “world’s leading” telecom operators, Pompeo told reporters that it was one of the “Clean Telcos”.
Stopping Huawei’s incursions into next-generation 5G networks has become a priority for President Donald Trump and he has personally appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders to ban the company that the US has linked to Beijing’s intelligence gathering capability. Banned US companies from doing any trading with Huawei after it accused the Chinese giant of espionage and IP (intellectual property) theft. The ban centered on any technology related to 5G technology. Huawei is the world’s largest network equipment supplier and a leader in 5G technology.
With a series on sanctions against Huawei that seek to bar other countries sharing US technologies with the Chinese company, Washington is pressuring them to ban it.
While speaking to the media before the release of the State Department’s annual terrorism report, Pompeo said that Jio along with some other Canadian, British and French telecoms was “disconnecting from the Chinese Communist Party infrastructure” by not using Huawei equipment.
This comes down to raising a question. Why Huawei on blacklist?
From the basic analysis, Huawei’s domestic market has pulled hard enough to make all the difference. Huawei’s overall growth was strong, but its performance in China was exceptional—a 66% increase catapulting the company to a 42% market share. The company is chasing down an extraordinary 50% market share of the world’s largest smartphone market—a market that has been a recent nightmare for both Apple and Samsung as they struggle to compete. Huawei eased past the $100 billion revenue mark last year for the first time, after a decade of uninterrupted growth. Against the odds, it looks set to do the same this year.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, U.S. tech giants continue to lobby for a return to business as usual. What is certain, is that there was no expectation that Huawei would field the first six months of its blacklist as well as it has. For the U.S. to campaign this strongly against a commercial enterprise is unprecedented—the result of that campaign, though, is arguably even more so.