The year began full of promise for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

Just 12 months ago, the Shenzhen-based giant looked poised to sell its smartphones in every major market on the globe, and to be a, if not the, leading equipment provider for development of what appears to be a once-in-a-generation revolution in infrastructure—5G.

At this time last year, Huawei had its sights set on entering the US smartphone market. The company reportedly planned to do so through a deal with major US carrier AT&T.

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Elliott Zaagman

Elliott Zaagman is a contributor to TechNode. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach, and writer who splits his time between Bangkok and Beijing. He focuses on Chinese companies and how they relate...