Date
21 July 2018

Taiwan excludes mainland firms from core 4G deals, paper says

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission will comply with a parliamentary decision to ban winners of 4G licenses from buying core equipment for the service from the mainland on security grounds, Want Daily reported Thursday, citing commission chairman Howard Shyr. The move means mainland networking and telecommunications equipment suppliers Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. (00763.HK, 000063.CN) will be excluded from the list of suppliers for the 4G service, which is expected to be launched as soon as the second half of next year. Lou Kui, general manager of Huawei’s agent in Taiwan, expressed regret about the Taiwan government’s decision and said Huawei is confident about its product values and competitiveness, which it hopes will be recognized, the report said.

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