Like all other enterprises, the Chinese carriers, namely China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, are trying to avoid putting all their eggs in the same basket. They decided to buy equipment from all major suppliers including foreign ones to create competition.
Although no supplier can be perfect, especially when it comes to security, the Chinese carriers can reduce the risk by diversifying its list of vendors.
But for U.S. carriers, they have lost two big vendors from China – Huawei and ZTE – because of a ban from the U.S. government.
The ban not only limited the choices of carriers, but also put them on higher risk if security breaches are exposed.
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