Huawei Blocked From Providing Tech for UK 5G Network
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has reportedly been barred from providing equipment for BT’s 5G network.
Huawei’s tech will also be removed from BT’s existing 3G and 4G networks, but will still be allowed to provide some infrastructure support such as phone mast antennas.
However, BT said that they had already planned to remove Huawei equipment from the core of its 3G and 4G networks in 2016 as a “part of network architecture principles in place since 2006. A spokesperson also clarified that the decision was not in response to any security concerns.