Government of Japan is set to ban the purchases of telecommunications products from Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, over fears of intelligence leaks and cyber attacks.
The government is however, expected to revise its internal rules on procurement as early as Monday.
It is unlikely to name the two companies, to avoid aggravating China, but Huawei and ZTE are to be subject to the ban.
In a similar vein, Australia and New Zealand have also blocked Huawei from building 5G networks, while Britain’s BT Group said on Wednesday that, it was removing Huawei’s equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G mobile operations.
According to the company, it would not use the Chinese company in central parts of its next network.