SINGAPORE (May 24): The ripples from the US ban on Huawei Technologies Co continues to be felt, as distributors and suppliers pull their inventory and halt their shipments.

And some observers have pointed have the similarities – and differences – of this ban with that slapped on telecom equipment provider ZTE Corporation just last year.

“History doesn't repeat: it rhymes. And this certainly rhymes with the ZTE experience,” says William Carter, deputy director and fellow, Technology Policy Programme, Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

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