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Huawei Goes to India: Can the Dragon and the Elephant Marry?

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Abstract

Huawei is not yet a major player in India’s competitive smartphone market. The company has a low-end brand, called the “Honor” brand in India, and they expect that the Indian smartphone market will use Huawei brand for high-end devices. Both brands had a combined market share of 3.4 percent in 2018. Huawei, by the end of 2018, has chartered out a three-year plan for the Indian market through its dual-brand strategy, backed by investments of over $100 million starting from 2019 with an expansion of local manufacturing activities. Will this global telecom giant become a major player in India? The current chapter explores the issue in light of the Sino-India relationship and the alleged security issues related to Huawei.

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  • Emerging markets
  • Internationalization
  • FDI
  • 5G network
  • Telecom sector
  • Sino-India relationship

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Mukherjee, D. (2020). Huawei Goes to India: Can the Dragon and the Elephant Marry?. In: Zhang, W., Alon, I., Lattemann, C. (eds) Huawei Goes Global. Palgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47579-6_10

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