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Huawei joins Thailand's first 5G trial

Embattled Chinese company pours in $5m in hopes of winning contracts

China's Huawei Technologies and other companies are taking part in a 5G trial in central Thailand. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- Huawei Technologies, Nokia and Ericsson are among the companies taking part as Thailand begins testing fifth-generation wireless network technology, hoping to do business in one of the first Asian countries to make the jump to 5G.

China's Huawei spent $5 million on related facilities as it tries to sustain its overseas expansion while countries around the world move to restrict its participation in local network projects.

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