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Anti-Huawei Forces Focus on Sprint/T-Mobile Deal

Phil Harvey
12/14/2018
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Dumping Huawei gear could be the key to getting the Sprint and T-Mobile merger approved, according to a Reuters report on Friday afternoon. (See T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge and Sprint's Claure: US 5G Leadership Depends on T-Mobile Merger.)

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been conducting a national security review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. (See Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?)

Reuters sources told the news agency that Sprint's parent, SoftBank Group Corp, and T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, could make the deal approval easy if they both agreed to curb their use of Huawei gear. (See Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei, Where Huawei Fears to Tread and Orange Rules Out Huawei for 5G in France.)

— Phil Harvey, US News Editor, Light Reading

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