US pressures Switzerland to stop using Huawei
The United States is pressuring Switzerland to stop using technology built by the Chinese firm Huawei, saying it could be used for spying.
Reports in the Sonntagszeitung newspaper says the US embassy in Bern has expressed concern to Swiss diplomats.
The move seems to be a coordinated attempt to prevent US allies from using the Chinese equipment. The US has threatened to reduce intelligence sharing with Germany unless it also cut back use.
The Swiss mobile firm Sunrise has recently opened up 5G networks in many cities – using Huawei machines.
But the government says it has limited control over which foreign firms Swiss companies chose to do business with.