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Mobile phone companies in Japan and the U.K. stop selling devices from Huawei

Associated Press
Mobile phone companies in Japan and the U.K. stop selling devices from Huawei

British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they’re putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei (CN:002502) , in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain’s EE and Vodafone and Japan’s KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch of Huawei smartphones, including some that can be used on next generation mobile networks, amid uncertainty about devices from the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker. The U.S. government last week restricted technology sales to Chinese telecom gear suppliers because of alleged security risks, though telecom carriers got a 90-day grace period to let them find other suppliers.