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UK to cut Huawei from 5G rollout

6 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The U.K. will start phasing out Chinese telecom vendor Huawei from its networks from next year, the government announced on Tuesday - a move that brings Britain into closer alignment with the United States on security and relations with China.
According to a decision by the government's National Security Council, British telecom operators will be barred from purchasing new Huawei equipment from January next year and will have to remove all Huawei equipment from their networks by 2027.
“We have been clear-eyed from the start that Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE were deemed high-risk,” Oliver...
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UK mobile networks told to phase out Huawei gear in a blow to 5G rollout

UK mobile networks told to phase out Huawei gear in a blow to 5G rollout

6 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

The UK Government has U-turned on its January decision and chosen to phase out the use of Huawei equipment in the 5G network by 2027 saying "the UK can no longer be confident" about future gear from the Chinese vendor. Telcos won't be allowed to buy new Huawei equipment from the end of 2020. The move is a blow to the UK's position at the forefront of global 5G rollout and is a result of the US stopping Huawei from making any products that use US technologies. UK Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport was clear that the decision "will delay 5G rollout by a cumulative 2 to 3 years...
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