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A man walking past a Huawei P20 smartphone advertisement is reflected in a glass door in front of a Huawei logo, at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China December 6, 2018. The German government is considering banning Huawei from providing 5G equipment in the country saying security concerns are of "high relevance.". The German Federal Foreign Office confirmed to CNBC an internal meeting about Huawei was held on Thursday. "The security of the future 5G network is of high relevance to the Federal Government. The Federal Government will be guided by this in connection with the establishment of a future 5G network," The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy told CNBC via email. It added no decisions have been made at this point. Full story

18 January