Huawei phone in South Africa?

South Africa is not following the US political line on Huawei – and local operators could become even bigger fans of the Chinese company.

The South African government has no beef with Huawei, it told Business Insider. Despite America’s big diplomatic pull, SA is not alone in that: India reportedly refused to ditch Huawei in the face of US pressure, and even close US allies the UK said it still had an appetite for the 5G technology Huawei could deliver.

That means Huawei will be able to ship phones into South Africa without any extra hassle, and operate exactly as it did before, at least for the foreseeable future, with no new regulatory trouble.