Mixed re­sponse in Europe for Huawei 5G boy­cott calls

Times of Oman - - MARKET -

PARIS: Europe is giv­ing US-led calls for a boy­cott of Huawei 5G tele­coms equip­ment a mixed re­cep­tion, with some gov­ern­ments un­trou­bled by spy sus­pi­cions against the Chi­nese gi­ant, but oth­ers back­ing a ban.

In the lat­est set­back for the com­pany, Huawei said Satur­day it had fired an em­ployee in Poland who was ar­rested there a day ear­lier on sus­pi­cion of spy­ing for China. “His al­leged ac­tions have no re­la­tion to the com­pany”, Huawei said in a state­ment to AFP.

Huawei had al­ready seen the ar­rest of the daugh­ter of the firm’s founder in Canada and US ef­forts to black­list the com­pany in­ter­na­tion­ally over se­cu­rity con­cerns.

Sev­eral Asian and Pa­cific coun­tries have fol­lowed Wash­ing­ton’s call for a Huawei ban.

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