lørdag 20. april 2019

How Huawei beat America’s anti-China 5G propaganda war in Southeast Asia, years before it even began

The new millennium is yet to dawn, the internet is in its infancy and Apple’s iPhone is but a distant sparkle in the eye of Steve Jobs. Technology is filling the world with both hope and fear. On one hand, a new generation of pocket-sized handsets, led by the soon-to-be released Nokia 3310, have made mobile phones truly mobile for the first time – offering monochrome visions of the future that pack battery lives of up to 11 days. On the other, the world is gripped by a deep paranoia that a sinister-sounding “millennium bug” will usher in a digital apocalypse.