INTERNATIONAL - Huawei handsets are drawing fewer clicks from online shoppers since the United States blacklisted the Chinese telecom company, according to PriceSpy, a product comparison site that attracts an average of 14 million visitors per month.
“It’s not just network providers and tech giants who are turning their backs on Huawei,” said Vanessa Katsapa, UK and Ireland country manager at PriceSpy.
“Over the last four days, Huawei handsets have slumped in popularity – receiving almost half as many clicks as they did last week in the UK and 26% less on the global stage,” Katsapa said.
PriceSpy compiles data from customers in Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
The United States on May 15 blocked Huawei from buying US goods saying the firm was involved in activities contrary to national security.