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Berlin/Brussels/Washington — Huawei Technologies, facing a widening global crackdown on its telecom equipment, is bolstering its presence at the industry’s biggest conference in an attempt to land deals. Its plans risk being foiled by a powerful foe: the US government. US officials are also increasing the size of their delegation to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this month, saying they want to help other nations focus on the security of next-generation mobile devices. They aren’t calling the meeting a showdown with Huawei, but that agenda — provided by three officials who asked not to be identified — is a not-so-veiled reference to their concerns about the Chinese tech giant over espionage allegations and sanctions busting. The American team plans to advocate for other providers of next-generation mobile gear, such as Cisco Systems, Ericsson and Nokia, according to one of the officials. The effort comes amid an intensified campaign by the Trump administration in Europ...

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