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The 10 Biggest 5G News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)

Gina Narcisi

From the country’s largest carriers building out their 5G networks to intervention from the FCC and the U.S. government, here are ten of the biggest news stories in the 5G world that made the news so far this year.

U.S. Seeks To Cut Out Huawei On 5G

The U.S. in February continued to apply pressure to embattled Chinese telecom provider Huawei when it reportedly began working with companies including Dell Technologies, Microsoft and AT&T to develop 5G network software that could provide an alternative to technologies from Huawei.

Over the past several years, Huawei has faced criticism from a handful of countries, especially the U.S., which allege that the provider‘s equipment could be used by the Chinese government for espionage. Huawei has repeatedly denied the claim.

In June, the FCC designated both Huawei and fellow Chinese telecom provider ZTE Technologies as national security risks. As a result, American cellular manufacturers can no longer spend Federal dollars on equipment from either firm.

 
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Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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