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Huawei crackdown

Exclusive: Docomo won't carry Huawei 5G phones

Risk of no Google apps becomes a deal breaker for mobile carrier

NTT Docomo touted its 5G network plans at the Tokyo Game Show 2019 on Sept. 12. © Reuters   © Reuters

TOKYO -- NTT Docomo, Japan's largest mobile carrier, will not offer phones from Huawei Technologies for its 5G network, based on concerns about restricted access to Google services, Nikkei has learned.

Docomo looks to begin selling 5G-compatible phones when it starts fifth-generation wireless service next spring.

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