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Feb 08, 2019 06:43 PM

German Government Said to Rule Out Huawei Ban in 5G Expansion

A visitor uses his mobile phone at the Huawei stand on the second day of the Mobile World Congress on February 28. Photo: Bloomberg
A visitor uses his mobile phone at the Huawei stand on the second day of the Mobile World Congress on February 28. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has ruled out an outright ban targeting Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co. as the country moves toward building its ultrafast fifth-generation networks, according to a government official.

Cabinet members from Merkel’s administration met Wednesday in Berlin to discuss the prospect of restricting Huawei equipment from the new 5G network. While they continue to work toward a final decision, the ministers concluded that singling out Huawei from a list of suppliers was not legally viable, the official said Thursday on condition of anonymity in accordance with government protocol.

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