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In a Win for the U.S., the U.K. Moves to Oust Huawei From Its 5G Rollout

Jul 15, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
A view of Huawei’s U.K. headquarters in Reading, England.

A view of Huawei’s U.K. headquarters in Reading, England.

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The United Kingdom's move to oust Chinese tech giant Huawei from its telecommunications networks in the coming years will not only impede the country's 5G rollout, but will further dim hopes for a U.K.-China trade deal that could help London expand its economic relationships beyond Europe post-Brexit. But the decision nonetheless marks a significant victory for the United States, which has been pressuring its European allies to purge Huawei from their 5G infrastructure -- especially if the British ban ends up being replicated elsewhere on the Continent.  ...

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