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Huawei files suit in USA; UK and Germany unlikely to impose full ban

More countries, including Germany, are backing away from imposing outright bans on Huawei and ZTE in 5G, or other national infrastructure contracts. Despite pressure from the USA, may governments are also feeling the pressure from their own operators, which are furious that the prospect of being denied access to the Chinese companies’ innovations and price competitiveness. Huawei spent much of the run-up to Mobile World Congress, and the show itself, on a charm offensive, to persuade governments they were not risking their security by supporting the company. However, now it has gone on the offensive too, launching legal actions in north America. In the USA, Huawei has filed suit in Texas (site of its US headquarters) to challenge a new…

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