Cisco CEO: Chinese Market has “Dropped Precipitously”, Company “Uninvited” to Bids


Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says sales into the Chinese market have “dropped precipitously” amid a trade dispute between Beijing and Washington.

Playing down the impact on the company (“China is certainly not a major play for us”) he told investors on an earnings call: “Where for years we’ve sold infrastructure to the large carriers in China, what we’ve seen is…we’re being uninvited to bid.

“We’re not being allowed to even participate anymore.”

That seems a likely response to the US’s ban on Cisco rival Huawei, although the CEO did not call that out, rather emphasising a simple “trade

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