The major Japanese telephone companies are considering halting the sale of Huawei Technologies' Chinese phones, which the US administration has decided to ban US companies from handling, adding to the problems faced by the world's second-largest smartphone maker.
Japan's largest telecom operator NTT Dokomo said it was considering halting the suspension of its new Huawei products, while rival KDI Corp. said it would delay the launch of the new Huawei "Indefinitely. Wye Mobile, a subsidiary of the giant telecommunications giant Softbank, also announced a similar move.
The move underscores the difficulties faced by Huawei, which overtook Apple as the world's second-largest smartphone maker by sales, and was becoming the largest company in South Korea's Samsung Electronics, the Bloomberg news agency reported.
The US government accuses the Chinese company of helping the Chinese government spy on other countries, but has not provided any evidence to support the charge. Washington is also pressing European countries to ban the use of Huawei products in the fifth generation mobile phone networks, claiming that the use of these products is a threat to the national security of these countries.
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