Huawei may beat Samsung to 5G in its own backyard

While Samsung Electronics has become synonymous with technology in South Korea, a controversial rival could upstage it in the race to build fifth-generation wireless networks in its own backyard.
Huawei Technologies, the Chinese company slammed in the US Congress as a security threat, is in the running to supply equipment to all three of South Korea’s national mobile carriers. At stake: initial contracts that could be worth 10 trillion won (US$9 billion).
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