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Huawei sweetens 5G offer in Thailand with tech training center

Chinese telecom equipment leader answers US sanctions with Southeast Asia gambit

Huawei has been in Thailand for more than a decade and its smartphones are among the most popular in the country.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Huawei Technologies is lobbying hard to build Thailand's 5G network as the Chinese telecom maker looks to strengthen its foothold in Southeast Asia following the company's blacklisting by the U.S. government.

The world's largest telecom equipment maker sees Southeast Asia's No. 2 economy as an important market, and its most recent sweetener for the Thai government includes a promise to build a tech training center in the capital.

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