Saturday, 27 February 2021

Huawei will play no part in the UK's 5G future

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 14 July 20

The UK government has announced that no further 5G equipment can be purchased from Huawei from the end of the year and existing kit must be removed by 2027

After a tumultuous year, Huawei’s future in the UK has finally been decided. Today, the UK government has announced that Huawei is to be banned from supplying new 5G equipment at the end of the year.   Telcos will also be forced to remove existing 5G equipment from their networks by 2027. However, existing 2G, 3G, and 4G equipment will not be required to be removed, since these have been deemed secure.   The complete removal of Huawei from the UK’s 5G infrastructure is an enormous task. Earlier this week, Vodafone and BT warned of the cost of removing Huawei equipment, which they claimed would cause significant delays to the UK&rsquo…

After a tumultuous year, Huawei’s future in the UK has finally been decided. Today, the UK government has announced that Huawei is to be banned from supplying new 5G equipment at the end of the year.   Telcos will also be forced to remove existing 5G equipment from their networks by 2027. However, existing 2G, 3G, and 4G equipment will not be required to be removed, since these have been deemed secure.   The complete removal of Huawei from the UK’s 5G infrastructure is an enormous task. Earlier this week, Vodafone and BT warned of the cost of removing Huawei equipment, which they claimed would cause significant delays to the UK&rsquo…

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