The 2018 Huawei Global Analyst Summit was, as usual, a large, lavish, and information-packed affair. From executive-level insights into the overall direction of the business to more in-depth and detailed insights on Huawei technology across a wide range of areas, this year’s event provided a good overall view of the state of the telecommunications industry with a primary focus on business in China and Asia. A key takeaway is that the carrier networks business is at a crossroads—and it is not clear at this stage whether 5G will be able to come to the rescue. The consumer and enterprise segments, supplemented by a new business addressing public cloud services, anchored growth for the company in 2017. Clients, please log in to view the full content.