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Huawei’s Share of the African Smartphone Market Declines Due to U.S. Pressure

While Huawei dominates Africa’s telecom networking market, its share of the booming smartphone market has always lagged behind other Chinese competitors, namely Shenzhen-based Transsion who controls more than 50% of the African market.

Now, according to a report in today’s South China Morning Post, even Huawei’s relatively small slice of the African smartphone market is faltering due to pressure from the U.S. and the inclusion of the company on Washington’s entity list, which restricts American firms from doing business with the Chinese company.

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