Deutsche Telekom freezes 5G deals as Germany debates ban on Huawei

Topics Huawei | Germany | Angela Merkel

Deutsche Telekom has put all deals to buy 5G network equipment on hold, it said on Wednesday, as it awaits the resolution of a debate in Germany over whether to bar Chinese vendor Huawei on security grounds.

Europe's largest telco finds itself in a tight spot after senior lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition rebelled and called for a ban on Huawei, which is a key vendor for its existing mobile networks in Germany and Europe. At the same time in the United States, a $26 billion deal for Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile.....

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