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Europe Edges Toward 5G Restrictions After Blast of U.S. Lobbying

  • Official says U.S. is ‘very pleased’ about EU conclusions
  • U.K. politicians say 5G security crucial as campaign heats up
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U.S. officials flooded Europe last week, and by the time they had departed, their efforts to persuade their allies to cut back in using Huawei Technologies Co. equipment appeared to finally be gaining traction.

Europe has been caught between two major world powers, China and the U.S., over the question of whether to include Huawei in the roll-out of its future 5G mobile networks. Many European countries don’t want to anger Beijing, a significant trading partner, while the U.S., an important security ally, has repeatedly said it may reassess intelligence sharing with countries that utilize Huawei in their 5G networks.