LISBON (Reuters) – EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden’s Ericsson (ERICb.ST), Finland’s Nokia (NOKIA.HE) and South Korea’s Samsung (005930.KS) are on par with the Chinese group in the field, a senior U.S. diplomat said.
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/File Photo
Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary for cyber, international communications and information policy at the U.S. State Department, said on a visit to Lisbon it was “necessary to demystify” the notion that Huawei is more advanced in 5G. Washington wants its allies to ban Huawei, the world’s largest producer of telecoms equipment, arguing the use of its kit creates the potential for espionage by China – a claim denied by Huawei and Beijing.
Its stance has sparked tensions with allies such as Britain, whose Prime Minister…
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