London (CNN Business) – The United Kingdom has banned Huawei from its 5G telecom network, reversing a January decision to allow the embattled Chinese tech company a limited role in building the country’s super-fast wireless infrastructure.
“Given the uncertainty this creates around Huawei’s supply chain, the UK can no longer be confident it will be able to guarantee the security of future Huawei 5G equipment,” Dowden said.
It’s been said that existing 4G technology is not part of this ruling.
Companies that have implemented Huawei’s technology in their 5G rollout so far have no been given until 2027 to have the equipment totally removed from their network. With no new purchases allowed after January 2021.
Source – CNN