Russia’s largest mobile network provider, MTS, signed a deal with Chinese telcom giant Huawei to build 5G internet in Russia.
The move is creating a further divide in the tech cold war between the US and China, which has already seen the US ban American tech firms from working with their Chinese counterparts.
The MTS-Huawei deal came as Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia, and called Putin his “best and bosom friend.”
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Russia’s largest network provider signed a deal with Huawei to build 5G internet in the country, creating a further divide in the tech cold war rocking the US and China.
The agreement, signed Wednesday between Russia’s MTS and Huawei will “promote 5G technology and launch pilot 5G networks in Russia in 2019-2020,” Huawei said in a statement sent to Business Insider.
The deal came on the first day of Chinese President Xi…