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Huawei ends the year without clarity on its position in Europe’s 5G roll-out

It has been a tumultuous year for Huawei and its position in the European 5G market remains almost as confused at the end of 2019 as it was at the start. It has been a year when the USA has tightened its own restrictions on Chinese vendors, citing national security concerns but against the backdrop of escalating trade wars, and an ‘America first’ policy which is throwing a spotlight on homegrown 5G suppliers like JMA and Parallel Wireless, as well as the USA’s biggest network equipment supplier, Cisco. The Trump government has put pressure on allied countries to follow its lead and exclude Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks and other critical infrastructure. Only Australia has fully complied, with more…

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