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In-house chips power Huawei's 5G drive beyond China

Tech giant strikes 50 telecom gear deals in Europe and Middle East

SHANGHAI -- Chinese telecom equipment makers claim they have overcome technical and standards-related challenges to establish themselves as global leaders in 5G, drawing customers from around the world even amid a challenging geopolitical environment.

Ken Hu, rotating chairman of Huawei Technologies, showed his confidence in the company's superiority when he said in June that efforts to set up fifth-generation wireless networks in Europe would be delayed for two years if Huawei base stations were excluded.

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