Blocked in the West, Huawei eyes emerging markets – Asia Times

Huawei Technologies is looking at new emerging markets and new strategies in response to setbacks and sanctions on its expansion plans in the West, company chairman Liang Hua said at a business forum held in Shenzhen this week.

Liang said at the “Connectivity+: Innovate for Impact” forum on Wednesday (Nov. 23) that Huawei plans to provide telecommunications services to 120 million rural people in 80 countries by 2025. Specifically, he said the Chinese tech giant is targeting new markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

That marks a difficult strategic pivot for the controversial technology company. In May 2019, the US Department of Commerce listed Huawei and its 70 affiliates on its entity list and banned the sale of hardware and software containing US technology to Huawei and its subsidiaries.

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