Vodafone boss says U.S. should share Huawei evidence so Europe can take a view

February 25, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – The United States needs to share any evidence about Huawei with European authorities so they can take a common view about whether to use the Chinese group’s technology in their networks, the head of Vodafone said on Monday.

Nick Read, chief executive of the world’s second largest mobile operator, told reporters in Barcelona on Monday that cutting the number of network suppliers to two from three would damage the industry and economic growth.

Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, is under intense scrutiny after the United States told allies not to use its technology because of fears it could be a vehicle for Chinese spy operations.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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