Why Huawei lags behind rivals in 5G network deployment

Last week, Huawei Technologies announced its annual revenue topped US$100 billion for the first time in 2018 despite a campaign by the United States to ban the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker.

The company has been fighting back, with its rotating chairman, Guo Ping, ridiculing Washington for adopting “a loser’s attitude” and urging it to compete…