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U.S. government urges India not to use Huawei’s 5G gear: report

July 5, 2019


The United States Department of Commerce has recommended to the government of India that it not purchase equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei over security concerns, Indian newspaper The Economic Times reported.

According to the report, the U.S government agency had written a letter to Indian authorities last month to urge local authorities to avoid purchasing 5G gear from the Chinese vendor.

“The United States Department of Commerce in a letter to India’s Department of Commerce in early June has advised it to look into security-related issues in the wake of 5G network deployment,” the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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