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US proposes $1bn fund for operators to remove Huawei kit

September 25, 2019


The US is proposing legislation that would provide rural mobile operators with access to up to $1 billion in public funding to replace Chinese-made infrastructure in their networks.

Chinese vendors have largely been excluded from the US market, with major carriers opting to use radio equipment from Ericsson, Nokia and others. However a number of smaller providers use kit from Huawei and ZTE because it is relatively expensive.

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