Britain bans Huawei from its 5G networkChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 14, 2020
The British Government has banned Chinese technology giant Huawei from its telecommunications network and will remove all its existing equipment in a move that could cost up to 2 billion pounds ($3.6 billion).
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Digital and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons on Tuesday (local time) that telecoms companies would not be able to purchase Huawei components after December 31 and would need to remove existing Huawei gear by 2027.
On Tuesday morning, Mr Johnson chaired a meeting of the UK's National Security Council (NSC) where the final decision to ban Huawei was made.
Pressure had also come from Mr Johnson's own backbench, who earlier in the year tried to pass an amendment to ban Huawei from the UK's telecommunications infrastructure. ■