Huawei Facing UK Ban

UK House of Parliament

CBJ — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei from his country’s 5G network.

The decision is great news for the United States, which has been aggressively pushing its allies to ban Huawei, primarily due to concerns about potential spying. Huawei has had a presence in the UK for more than 20 years.

Huawei and its corporate partners, which include BT, Vodafone and Three, are waiting to see just how extensive and aggressive the new ban will be. It will certainly be a costly one even in the best of circumstances.

BT has already stated the company would need at least five years to properly extricate Huawei from its network and move customers onto alternative solutions.


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