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Huawei crackdown

Vietnam's Viettel shuns Huawei 5G tech over cybersecurity

Country's top three carriers choose alternatives to Chinese gear supplier

Smartphones on the streets of Hanoi: Vietnam's leading carriers will not be using Huawei Technologies to build their 5G networks.   © Reuters

HANOI -- Viettel Group, Vietnam's largest mobile carrier, has decided not to use Huawei Technologies equipment for its 5G wireless network, citing security concerns with the Chinese company.

The military-run telecom will rely mainly on hardware supplied by Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson, according to local media reports.

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