Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license

Mwendwa

Exactly!

Unfortunately, global trade is now completely intertwined with the fight
for Global Hegemony. It is the world we live in.

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On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 11:24 PM Mwendwa Kivuva via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> For decades, U.S. intelligence agencies have capitalized on the central
> role of U.S. companies in global telecommunications networks to spy on
> adversaries and gather crucial intelligence.
>
> That ability to spy on rivals is threatened by Huawei, especially on the
> 5G front where Huawei leads the pack with the most patents.
>
> U.S. espionage activities documented by National Security Agency
> whistleblower Edward Snowden have created a fundamental attitude of
> distrust in the telecommunications industry. The Snowden disclosures
> exposed how American companies were forced to cooperate with U.S.
> intelligence activities.
>
> Many experts say security fears singling out Huawei equipment are
> overblown, as nearly all the big telecom equipment makers use Chinese
> factories to churn out their components.
>
>
> foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/03/the-improbable-rise-of-huawei-5g-global-network-china/
>
> On Wed, May 22, 2019, 06:39 Ali Hussein via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Kelvin and all
>>
>> Never again will we view Multi-Nationals in the same light. Before
>> BigTech Multinationals used to talk about ‘dominance’ and monopoly in
>> different terms. These were usually handed over by governments on a silver
>> platter. Today’s Monopoly players are different. A combination of sheer
>> technology prowess and #StateCapture has brought about a dangerous trend.
>> Let’s look at the Telco Wars.
>>
>> 1. Google and Apple basically (American companies) have carved up the Mobile
>> OS market <gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/mobile/worldwide>
>> between them. They control a whopping 97% of the Global Mobile handset OS
>> install base. And the balance is based on an ‘Open Source’ version of
>> Android.
>>
>> 2. Huawei
>> <foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/03/the-improbable-rise-of-huawei-5g-global-network-china/>has
>> carved up the Telco Network Operating Systems worldwide to the extent of
>> making the other players look like kindergarten operators.
>>
>> 3. The problem with this dominance is that it requires Regulators the
>> world over to speak with one voice. Do you see that happening? I doubt it.
>> Especially with all the Nationalism raising its ugly head worldwide.
>>
>> 4. Who will stop these Global Players running roughshod over everyone
>> else? Does the UN or the EU or AU have the muscle and financial strength to
>> reign rogue players in the global arena? Your guess is as good as mine.
>>
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
>> *Principal*
>>
>> *AHK & Associates*
>>
>>
>>
>> Tel: +254 713 601113
>>
>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
>>
>> Skype: abu-jomo
>>
>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
>> <ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim>
>>
>>
>> 13th Floor , Delta Towers, Oracle Wing,
>>
>> Chiromo Road, Westlands,
>>
>> Nairobi, Kenya.
>>
>> Any information of a personal nature expressed in this email are purely
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>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 10:28 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Listers,
>>> I hope this email finds you well, this is the current trending topic,
>>> I’d like to here your views on this topic from a Policy Perspective.
>>>
>>> Are we overrelying on Global Techs? What are the possible repercussions
>>> if they pull out on us? Should Global Techs be declared Dominant to balance
>>> the market and reduce the risks of a failure? Feel free to add more
>>> questions.
>>>
>>> Looking forward to your views on this.
>>>
>>> —
>>> Best Regards,
>>>
>>> Kelvin Kariuki
>>> Assistant Lecturer
>>> Multimedia University of Kenya
>>> Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
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