It is not so good for ZTE export since the customers will be skeptical for non Quallcom chipsets. But on the other hand, ZTE has the full potential to build their own. And perhaps in the end such restrictions will ruin the business of Quallcom itself. ZTE and Huawei are the leading developers and manufacturers of carriers equipment. They are ready with 5g. US government is protecting Intel and Apple with those bans. They are not ready to build 5g networks, but in the US they won't let foreign company to build the network.
But in my opinion, finally the customers will win, since ZTE will come out with a better product, Quallcom will lose its positions and they will sell it to a chinese company not because someone wants it, but because they have patents. The business will go to China and a lot of people will lose their jobs in US. But only the people from countries with gas have to worry for such things.
AnonD-752633, 17 Apr 2018If ZTE can't buy chips from Qualcomm, then why can't they just buy Helio X-30 chips from Mediatek?That's not as easy as buying ice cream at the local convenience store, you know.
ChronoRad, 17 Apr 2018I don't get how this move affects Samsung, if anything it helps Samsung by selling more Exynos... moreMain problem with Exynos is that the modem doesn't support CDMA (that is used by China Telecom which are selling a lot of ZTE phones).
Zero, 17 Apr 2018This is an excuse to take down even Samsung to US and leave only Apple in charge. Even Noki... moreI don't get how this move affects Samsung, if anything it helps Samsung by selling more Exynos chips than before.
Yes they can use exynos mtk kirin.. hope US bans for all chinese vendors, and no they wont do that
Patrick, 17 Apr 2018This is not only the negative news for ZTE, they've been discovered as the biggest lier in the... moreThis is an excuse to take down even Samsung to US and leave only Apple in charge.
Even Nokia is affected too. And Nokia is known to be secure in that matter.
So this is Apple PR moving to take the entire US for them.
If ZTE can't buy chips from Qualcomm, then why can't they just buy Helio X-30 chips from Mediatek?
AnonD-468012, 17 Apr 2018Why every chinese brand has problem in UK and US? We don't trust them as they might hack into our Facebook pics on our smartphones, laptops or whatever ...... heaven forbid.
Let the Chinese build a nuclear plant in the UK.......
you couldn't make it up.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2018who cares about the nation behind "the wall". hope rest of the world (not the one constantly ... moreI really doubt that people could appreciate their lies releasing false security patches. Perhaps they are too busy developing backdoors for their phones instead of protect their customers.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2018or perhaps work with HiSilicon or Exynos for their own chipset.Exynos is likelier. Hisilicon is Huawei only
meh, 17 Apr 2018i'll take democratic capitalism over Chinese authoritarian, "social credits", no term limits a... morewho cares about the nation behind "the wall".
hope rest of the world (not the one constantly starting wars) will be able to appreciate full scope of zte products.
Patrick, 17 Apr 2018This is not only the negative news for ZTE, they've been discovered as the biggest lier in the... moreYeah, not the only bad headlines
"The UK's cyber-defence watchdog has confirmed it has blacklisted one of China's leading state-owned companies"
Capitalism at its best, its not the government who did this they were just forced by a private company to do so! (fruit)cough cough
Perhaps ZTE will begin making chips in-house, though that is extremely unlikely. I wonder if MediaTek has improved in the 3 years I've been ignoring them.