Huawei 5G technology is being used by one of South Korea’s telcos. Photo: AP

K-pop stars and Huawei help South Korea win global 5G race, as Chinese trade trumps US fears

  • Seoul got the jump over US carrier’s Verizon’s 5G introduction by providing early services to celebrity customers
  • Unlike other US allies, South Korea has not restricted Huawei from taking part in its next-generation networks, with the nation’s heavy dependence on China trade keeping it from caving to US pressures, say observers
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Huawei 5G technology is being used by one of South Korea’s telcos. Photo: AP
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