"Countries need to be able to trust that 5G equipment and software won't threaten national security, economic security, privacy, intellectual property, or human rights," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The US has been pushing countries around the world to abandon Chinese 5G vendors like Huawei and ZTE, and calls networks like Jio that don't use such equipment "clean telcos". "Clean Path" for 5G near US missions On top of this, the US announced a "5G Clean Path" in April that would effectively ban Huawei-based 5G equipment from being used in and around US diplomatic missions around the world. This would mean that if telcos in India, for instance, don't switch from Huawei hardware in the coming months, only Jio would be authorised to provide 5G in the areas containing the US embassy in New Delhi and US consulates…
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