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Safaricom to consider Huawei as supplier for 5G network

Thursday 20 February 2020 | 09:40 CET | News
Kenyan operator Safaricom says it will consider awarding a contract to Huawei as it rolls out its 5G network later this year, acting CEO Michael Joseph said. The US government has been urging its European allies and others not to use Huawei, one of Safaricom's network vendors along with Nokia, citing security concerns.  However, analysts say involving Huawei in Safaricom's 5G network could hamper talks on a free trade agreement between the US and Kenya. Joseph said Safaricom would follow guidelines from its two main shareholders, South Africa's Vodacom and the UK's Vodafone.  

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Huawei / Nokia / Safaricom / Vodacom / Vodafone
Countries: Kenya
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