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EU welcomes Pompeo’s 5G comments, no sign of change to Huawei stance – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: The EU flag and a smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the bloc’s decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL], while showing no signs of any change in the EU’s stance.

The EU this week issued guidelines that, while not naming any company, would in practice restrict Huawei’s equipment in 5G infrastructure and possibly exclude it from the core part of the network. EU countries were also advised not to depend on one provider.

On Tuesday Britain, which is about to exit the EU, granted Huawei a limited role in its 5G network.

The U.S. fears that the Chinese government may use Huawei gear for spying, allegations rejected by Huawei. The EU is seeking to maintain good relations with United States and China, both…

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