Two Japanese mobile carriers said Wednesday they are delaying the sale of new smartphones from Huawei as they confirm the safety of the Chinese products.
The company told employees to halt all business deals with Huawei, the BBC reported, citing a company memo that said its designs contained "U.S. origin technology".
The Trump administration last week ordered companies to stop selling us technology to Huawei, calling the company a potential security threat that could use its telecom equipment to spy on other countries.
The United States has accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government and engaging in activities contrary to national security, accusations Huawei denies.
Huawei said in response that it recognised "the pressure" placed on its suppliers, and that it was "confident this regrettable situation can be resolved".
With about $105 billion in global sales past year, Huawei is the world's second largest seller of cellphones and the largest seller of equipment used to build 5G, or fifth generation, wireless networks.
Inphi Corp: The optical communications chipmaker on May 22 lowered its second-quarter earnings forecast based on its understanding of the USA government blacklisting of Huawei, which accounted for 14% of Inphi's sales in 2018.
BT Group's EE division, which is preparing to launch 5G service in six British cities later this month, said Wednesday it would no longer offer a new Huawei smartphone as part of that service.
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"With so much at stake, our communications infrastructure must be protected from threats posed by foreign governments and companies like Huawei", Tom Cotton, a Republican senator co-sponsoring the bill, said in a statement.
A similar story goes for Germany-based Infineon Technologies which says some of its supplies come from the US.
Panasonic supplies electronic components and other smartphone-related products to Huawei.
"Huawei is something that is very risky", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
"As one of Android's key global partners, we have worked closely with their open-source platform to develop an ecosystem that has benefited both users and the industry", it said. "This provides us with a unique understanding of the company's software engineering and cyber-security processes".
"We are checking the facts on how (the USA decision) was made and its impact", said spokeswoman Reiko Nakamura saying. In the wake of the US Government executive order that restricts US companies from doing business with the Chinese tech company, the repercussions are mounting.
If Huawei faces a setback due to the US-China trade war, it would affect or delay the rollout of 5G technology not only in the US but also in China.