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    T-Mobile US chief shuns Chinese gear

    https://www.mobileworldlive.com/feat...hinese-gear%2f

    "T-Mobile US CEO John Legere closed the door on Chinese equipment vendors, stating the operator will not use kit from Huawei or ZTE for its 5G network.
    In prepared remarks released ahead of a hearing before Congress, Legere said the operator does not use gear from either company “in any area of our network” and “will never use it in our 5G network”.
    He added the latter statement would still apply in the event the operator’s proposed merger with Sprint is approved: “New T-Mobile will buy network equipment only from trusted network equipment suppliers with a strong security track record in the United States,” he wrote.
    T-Mobile already announced 5G equipment deals with Ericsson and Nokia worth a total of $7 billion. Legere said the exclusion of Chinese vendors will provide a “critical lift” to such competitors and help protect “the 5G supply chain for the United States and our allies”.
    Huawei and ZTE have repeatedly denied they pose a security threat.
    Legere is expected to read out the remarks during a hearing before Congress on Wednesday (13 February), as he and Sprint chairman Marcelo Claure once again defend the merger."
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    So does this mean that if T-Mobile buys Sprint they’ll rip all the Huawei equipment currently being used by Sprint? Otherwise it’s just all B.S. lip service. https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/.../d/d-id/720373 Sprint promised to rip it all out years ago when they bought Clearwire but didn’t. If this merger gets approved and T-Mobile doesn’t do anything about this then Sprint would have broken a promise and gotten away with it. What should happen is make a stipulation that all Huawei equipment must be ripped out, and verified it was done, before the merger can be approved.

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    T-Mobile US chief shuns Chinese gear

    Quote Originally Posted by DebiLee View Post
    So does this mean that if T-Mobile buys Sprint they’ll rip all the Huawei equipment currently being used by Sprint?
    They’ve already made it clear they will decommission the Sprint network and migrate everyone to T-Mo so yes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by p6B5Nm5b View Post
    They’ve already made it clear they will decommission the Sprint network and migrate everyone to T-Mo so yes.



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    But not on day one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebiLee View Post
    But not on day one...
    No, they'll keep it running until the migration is complete. It's not hurting anything now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet1000 View Post
    No, they'll keep it running until the migration is complete. It's not hurting anything now.
    I would think the federal government would beg to differ considering they claim Huawei is a security risk. And besides that, Sprint made a promise and damm it they should be held to that promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet1000 View Post
    No, they'll keep it running until the migration is complete. It's not hurting anything now.
    That’s what the Chinese say anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by p6B5Nm5b View Post
    They’ve already made it clear they will decommission the Sprint network and migrate everyone to T-Mo so yes.



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    I sure hope so.

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