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Huawei crackdown

EU avoids explicit ban on Huawei 5G technology

Members urged to adopt restrictions against 'high risk' vendors

Huawei Technologies commands a large share of the European Union's telecom equipment market.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- The European Union stopped short Wednesday of recommending an absolute ban against 5G equipment from Chinese producer Huawei Technologies, chosing instead to endorse limits on "high risk" suppliers.

The European Commission's conclusion follows Tuesday's decision by the U.K. to grant Huawei a narrowly defined role in constructing the country's fifth-generation telecommunications infrastructure.

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