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UK, Germany demand more evidence in Huawei case as US files suit

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 US, many governments are also feeling the pressure from their own operators, which are furious at 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 US, Huawei has filed suit in Texas (the site of its US headquarters) to challenge a…

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