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U.S.: Washington Reportedly to Re-Evaluate Information Sharing With Countries Using Huawei Equipment

1 MIN READApr 30, 2019 | 14:44 GMT

What Happened: The United States is reportedly looking to re-evaluate its practice of sharing information with nations that are using Huawei equipment in both "core" and "non-core" parts of their telecommunications networks, the South China Morning Post reported April 29.

Why It Matters: The report comes as the United Kingdom is attempting to ease U.S. concerns over London's plan to include Huawei equipment in "non-core" parts of its 5G infrastructure. Although the credibility and scope of U.S. threats remain unclear, Washington appears poised to raise the potential costs for countries that include Huawei equipment in all parts of their telecommunications networks.

Background: The United States has been leading a global campaign to convince its allies to limit their partnerships with Huawei by threatening to cut or reduce information sharing.

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