Nicolas Groffman on UK's decision to ban Huawei

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Wed, 15 Jul 2020, 7:24PM
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Nicolas Groffman on UK's decision to ban Huawei

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 15 Jul 2020, 7:24PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain's 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West.

The seven-year lag will please British telecoms operators who feared they would be forced to spend billions of pounds to rip out Huawei equipment much faster, but it will delay the roll-out of 5G.

The United States had long pushed Johnson to reverse a decision he made in January to grant Huawei a limited role in 5G.

South China Morning Post writer Nicolas Groffman joined Kerre McIvor to discuss the local reaction.

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