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Safaricom’s Decision to Suspend Its Huawei-Powered 5G Network is Just a Business Story

SIMON MAINA / AFP

It’s going to be very tempting for a lot of people in Washington, D.C. to read the news that Kenya’s leading telco, Safaricom, suspended the rollout of its new Huawei-powered 5G network as evidence that the company finally came to its senses about the dangers of using equipment made by the Shenzhen-based electronics giant.

That’s probably not an accurate reading of the situation, though.

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