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Philippines' wireless leader pushes on with Huawei 5G launch

Manila embraces Chinese telecoms gear maker despite security warnings from US

The Philippines, Thailand and Singapore are preparing to test or launch 5G services using Huawei technology.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippines' leading wireless provider Globe Telecom is on track to launch its Huawei Technologies-backed 5G service in the next quarter, despite growing security concerns related to the Chinese telecom equipment supplier.

The U.S. has accused Huawei of acts including stealing trade secrets and espionage. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned allies at a speech in Hungary that deploying equipment manufactured by the world's largest telecom apparatus vendor could complicate relationships with Washington.

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