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Russia’s Rostec seeks Chinese partnership to boost its homegrown 5G

Russia is looking to take advantage of the trade pressures mounting on Chinese companies as a result of current US policies. The country has already offered its national mobile operating system to Huawei to help it create its Android alternative; now state-owned network equipment vendor Rostec is positioning itself as a new supplier for operators which are concerned about the narrowing selection of vendors for their 5G networks, should they be prevented from using Huawei or ZTE. This is more about working with Chinese companies than replacing them, however. Rostec has been supported by the Russian state as part of a push to become more self-sufficient in core technologies, though it has made little visible commercial progress, even among Russia’s…

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