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EU networking companies defend Chinese rivals from EU tariff threat

European networking companies are shielding their Chinese rivals, which have been accused of price manipulation.

The European Union is threatening to slap tariffs on Chinese networking equipment amid allegations that companies such as Huawei Technologies and ZTE are using subsidies from the Chinese government to sell gear in Europe below cost.

Instead of supporting higher tariffs on Chinese equipment, EU companies such as Ericsson and Nokia have come out strongly against them action and are now defending some of their strongest rivals.

Why? Because China, the most Internet-connected country on Earth, is currently considering bids for the rollout of high-speed fourth-generation mobile networks and Western companies want a piece of the action.

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