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Italian government blocks Fastweb-Huawei 5G deal - report

Monday 26 October 2020 | 09:12 CET | News
The Italian government has blocked domestic operator Fastweb from contracting China's Huawei to supply equipment to build its 5G core network, according to three unnamed sources cited by Reuters. At a cabinet meeting, the government used its special 'golden power' vetting powers to block Fastweb from signing the deal, marking the first time Italy has vetoed a 5G core agreement involving Huawei. "The government has vetoed the operation, asking Fastweb to diversify its suppliers," a senior government source told Reuters.

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Companies: Fastweb / Huawei / Swisscom
Countries: Italy
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