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US pressured Italian operator to drop Huawei - report

Monday 18 February 2019 | 09:50 CET | News
The US has been pressuring not only governments but individual operators to drop Huawei as a network partner due to security concerns over spying by China, reports the Wall Street Journal. These include a major Italian mobile operator, whose CEO was summoned last autumn to the US embassy in Rome, where diplomats and intelligence officers asked his company to stop using Huawei, according to an unnamed source with knowledge of the meeting. However, US officials shared no evidence about the alleged threat and the operator continued to use the Chinese vendor's gear on grounds that "there is no

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Companies: Huawei / ZTE
Countries: Italy
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