ZTE’s Operations Shutdown Stymies Major Phone Customers

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world-wide are reassessing their ties with the hobbled Chinese telecommunications firm, concerned that supplies of phones and networking gear will soon run short after assembly lines were shut down 보루토 나루토 더 무비 자막 다운로드.

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, Australia’s biggest telecom carrier, said Thursday it would no longer carry its own-branded smartphones manufactured by ZTE because it couldn’t guarantee supply.

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the major U.S Hello Carbot Season 4. distributor of ZTE phones, and MTN, one of Africa’s biggest networks, said they were assessing the impact of a U.S. ban on component sales to the Chinese company.

ZTE said Wednesday it had halted major operations, though employees at its Shenzhen, China, headquarters showed up to work as usual Thursday song baekselife. As hundreds of workers streamed in and out of a nearby cafeteria during lunchtime, some said they had little to do since production was shut down in late April. Others said they were working as usual.

Concerns about ZTE’s ability to deliver shipments of smartphones, routers and other telecoms gear have heightened after the company’s announcement, which didn’t specify which operations were most affected glen check. The telecoms firm has warned for weeks that it faces a fight for survival following a Commerce Department order banning American companies from selling to ZTE as punishment for the Chinese company violating a 2017 settlement to resolve its breach of U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

A ZTE spokeswoman declined to comment.”

ZTE relies heavily on foreign components, particularly U.S 반야심경 다운로드. microchips for its smartphones.

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supplied chipsets for 84% of phones shipped by ZTE in the first quarter, according to Canalys, highlighting the vulnerability of the global supply chain as technology firms get caught up in the escalating trade fight between the U.S. and China.

Telstra Corp. said its move to axe ZTE was a “difficult but necessary step given ZTE’s decision to cease major operating activities.” ZTE was the eighth biggest smartphone vendor in Australia, well behind other vendors, according to Canalys ncis 다운로드.

AT&T Corp., one of ZTE’s biggest U.S. distributors, said in a statement that it is still carrying ZTE phones but is “evaluating the effects of the government order.”

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chief executive of MTN Group Ltd., one of Africa’s biggest telecommunications operators, this week told investors the company was assessing the impact and contingency planning given its “exposure to ZTE in our networks.”

ZTE employs about 75,000 people around the world, including in factories in China and India, and five research-and-development offices in the U.S. Though 60% of its revenue comes from China, it has struggled to sell smartphones in its home market.

It is a different story in the U.S, where ZTE is the only Chinese company to build a substantial smartphone business 사운드 포지 11 다운로드. There, among its most recognizable phones is the Axon M, an unusual dual-screen smartphone that folds in half. ZTE ranked No. 4 in the U.S. smartphone market in the first quarter, according to Canalys, accounting for nearly three-fourths of ZTE’s smartphone sales last year.

Beyond phones, an array of U.S. high-tech firms supply components for its base stations and other networking gear. They include Maynard, Mass.-based

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a manufacturer of parts known as optical components, used in networking equipment Katok app. The company’s chief executive told investors this week that it was no longer expecting any revenue from ZTE.

At ZTE’s sprawling headquarters in the high-tech Nanshan district of Shenzhen, employees said they were continuing to report to work and collect their salaries as usual, though factory work had ceased last month.

One 21-year-old factory employee who said he worked on electrical components said his work had stopped around April 20, just days after the Commerce Department order 태양의 후예 10회 다운로드. He now attends training sessions in the mornings and rests in a company dorm during his free time.

A second factory worker who sat on a bench during his break in a nearby park said he used to work on communications equipment, but his work stopped last month as well. He said he wasn’t upset at the U.S. because it would force China to innovate and develop its own technology.

Among top executives at the company, many were hopeful that a cool-down in trade tensions would lead to a reversal of the ban, a person familiar with the matter said 무서운걔임 다운로드. The company last weekend said it submitted an official request with the Commerce Department to suspend the ban, which the department said it was reviewing.

ZTE said it “maintains sufficient cash” despite the business shutdown. The company said it had 23.67 billion yuan ($3.73 billion) in cash and cash equivalents as of March 31.

Write to Dan Strumpf at daniel.strumpf@wsj.com and Wayne Ma at wayne.ma@wsj.com

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