No national security breach by Huawei equipment in Philippines

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The Philippine government said on Thursday that there was no incident of a national security breach from the local telecommunication network predominantly using Huawei equipment.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) of the Philippines said in a statement that Washington's decision to ban Huawei and its products will only affect U.S. companies.

Two major telecommunication operators in the Philippines on Monday assured local users that their Huawei handsets and devices "will continue to function normally" despite the U.S. government having restricted the transfer of U.S. technologies to the Chinese firm.

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecom issued separate statements, saying the U.S. move to ban Huawei, one of the world's biggest telecommunications equipment suppliers and smartphone manufacturers, has no impact on their services.

Both PLDT and Globe Telecom use Huawei equipment in their networks and sell Huawei phones to their subscribers.

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