Monday, 08 March 2021

UK faces £18.2bn hit to the economy and loss of 5G leadership position

posted by Assembly
Wednesday 09 September 20

Banning and removing Huawei from the UK’s 5G networks by 2027 risks severely delaying operators’ 5G roll-out plans, adversely affecting the UK economy by £18.2bn, and losing the UK’s current competitive advantage in 5G leadership, according to an independent report from Assembly

The new report, commissioned by Huawei, builds upon the Government’s own expectation of a 3-year delay to 5G roll-out. The removal of Huawei equipment sooner than 2027 would lead to a further delay to roll-out and higher cost to the UK economy.   In the last 12 months, the UK mobile operators have made significant progress in deploying 5G infrastructure…

The new report, commissioned by Huawei, builds upon the Government’s own expectation of a 3-year delay to 5G roll-out. The removal of Huawei equipment sooner than 2027 would lead to a further delay to roll-out and higher cost to the UK economy.   In the last 12 months, the UK mobile operators have made significant progress in deploying 5G infrastructure…

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