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US fight dethrones Huawei as top mobile equipment provider

Ericsson regains crown with Chinese company hit by calls for ban and trade war

Huawei Technologies' 5G business is feeling the pressure of the American campaign to keep its products out of allied countries' networks.   © Reuters

BEIJING/SHENZHEN -- Huawei Technologies was unseated as the world's top telecommunications infrastructure provider in 2018 as U.S. calls to bar its products began to influence the market and put pressure on 5G operations.

Sweden's Ericsson took the crown for the first time in two years as its global market share rose 2.4 percentage points to 29%, while Huawei's fell 1.9 points to 26%, according to British research company IHS Markit. Its report said some countries hesitated to make new purchases from Huawei because of the trade war.

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