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

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