Recently, India has banned 59 Chinese apps, including the famous shot-video app, TikTok. However, the country is set to ban the world's largest smartphone maker, along with ZTE, amidst the plan of India to roll out its 5G networks.
Based on Bloomberg’s report, the second largest internet market in the world has amended an investment rule on July 23 against Huawei. The decision will restrict the investors from any country under the same land border with India to do business with Huawei. It was due to the allegations concerning the national security issue between China and other countries.
The decision of India is already out, but it still needs approval from the Prime Minister’s Office, which will take for at least a week or two to be announced, according to sources.
Huawei and other Chinese companies have been in trouble since the accusations and speculations thrown at them by other countries. They are suspected of stealing and barging in with other countries' data with the use of their devices and services. Although most of the companies have denied the allegations, other countries are still in doubt.
Prior to India, the United Kingdom had already cut its ties with the Chinese phone makers. The UK has required Huawei to replace any connected gear from their networks. Aside from the UK, Australia and the US have made similar decisions in fear of security threats over their countries.
Huawei can’t do business with US companies, which affects its mobile production, especially for its semiconductors. United States has made an order to restrict any global firms that use American equipment to supply chipsets, including Huawei’s major supplier TSMC.
The US did not just ban the largest telecom company but also one of the Chinese apps that billions have been fond of using. TikTok, owned by ByteDance, has been facing the same struggle with Huawei. Its app was restricted to do business communications towards US investors.
However, going back to India, Tiktok might have a chance than Huawei to regain its 200 million users in the country. There have been reports about an ongoing talk between Reliance, India's valuable market, and ByteDance.