Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Vodafone: Huawei ban would cost the UK its leadership role and delay 5G deployment by a year

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 07 March 19

Banning Huawei from the UK would entirely jeopardise the launch of non-stand-alone 5G in the country, according to Vodafone

Any decision to ban Huawei from the UK's 5G mobile network deployment would cost hundreds of millions of pounds and significantly delay the rollout of 5G in the country, according to UK based operator, Vodafone.  Speaking at a media briefing session in London on Thursday morning, Vodafone's chief technology officer, Scott Petty, said that banning the Chinese tech giant would cost the UK its position as a European leader on 5G rollout.  "The impact [of a total UK ban] would be really significant…

Any decision to ban Huawei from the UK's 5G mobile network deployment would cost hundreds of millions of pounds and significantly delay the rollout of 5G in the country, according to UK based operator, Vodafone.  Speaking at a media briefing session in London on Thursday morning, Vodafone's chief technology officer, Scott Petty, said that banning the Chinese tech giant would cost the UK its position as a European leader on 5G rollout.  "The impact [of a total UK ban] would be really significant…

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