President Donald J. Trump recently signed an Executive Order restricting US firms from using telecom equipment manufactured by foreign businesses deemed national security threats, and the Department of Commerce, based upon a Justice Department indictment against the firm, banned American firms from selling and licensing components to Huawei.
this debate is more complex than the role of a single company or technology and published this research note The story behind the Huawei story and this note: The debate about network security is more complex than Huawei. Look at Lenovo laptops and servers and the many other devices connected to the internet.
Just as the role of cybersecurity in mobile networks is important, so it is in satellite networks. Chinese players have come to dominate many areas of mobile networks, including network equipment, devices, and services, and the Chinese satellite industry has developed a similarly broad set of enterprises. President Xi Jinping is driving the process for the Chinese to have a leading position in the global satellite industry, and the emergence of a national satellite champion for satellite, the “Huawei of Satellite” so to speak, is likely.
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John Strand , June 7, 2019
The satellite industry is engaged in a technological and economic transformation to discover how to deliver faster and better broader for less money. Globally the sector represents $400 billion and will likely grow to $1 trillion. Going forward, China will play a greater role in this policy challenge and will create an arms race with Europe. Unlike in Europe, with its fractured political culture in which networks take adversarial positions against each other, the Chinese satellite industry is united with the full support of the President and the Chinese Communist Party.