From Inside Sources:
But the tariff likely won’t slow 5G deployment that much, according to the R Street Institute’s Technology and Innovation Policy Team Manager Tom Struble.
“In terms of wireless infrastructure, those are only being made by three companies right now, and Huawei is the global leader,” Struble said. “[The tariff] would directly impact any ISPs and wireless carriers buying equipment [from Huawei]. Generally slowing deployment, that’s not a big deal because the big carriers have already stripped out Huawei equipment and have pledged not to use any going forward. It does affect smaller rural and regional carriers, the ones that have less money. Some still use Huawei equipment and may want to [continue to] use Huawei.”
“We’re only hurting ourselves on both ends with these tariffs,” Struble said.