Pompeo says confident will be effective competitors to Huawei from Western vendors

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo hosts third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue is held at the State Department in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott/Pool

September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said he is confident there will be effective 5G competitors to Huawei from Western vendors at comparable costs, adding that he believes Western technologies will come to dominate telecommunications.

“I am confident that there will be a cost effective deliverables from Western trusted vendors that can deliver the same services or better services at comparative cost,” Pompeo said during an Atlantic Council event.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, Humeyra Pamuk, David Brunnstrom and Daphne Psaledakis)