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US and China compete over 5G network in Greece




The US has been in negotiations with Europe and Greece to prevent the rapid expansion of Chinese giant Huawei in the Greek market.

Officials from the US Department of Commerce are planning another visit to Greece, bringing US industry representatives to offer alternative solutions for 5G and new-generation networks. These meetings are reportedly set to take place in February with Greek officials and members of industry.

According to Ekathimerini, the 5G networks that the US aims to implement in Greece will award the country over 500 million euros worth of equipment over the next 3 years.

Mobile network operator, COSMOTE, which is the largest carrier in Greece, is the first company to exclude Huawei from their 4G and 5G networks. While its rivals, Vodafone and WIND exclusively rely on Huawei.

Though, Vodafone have shown signs that allude to them becoming part of the Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) which the US is promoting.

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