British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering reducing the number of Huawei devices used in Britain’s 5G network,media reported on Friday. Under the plan, the Chinese internet giant will be out of the UK’s next-generation mobile network entirely by 2023, it has been told. Earlier, right-wing politicians in Britain have called for the use of Chinese companies’ equipment.
Huawei, 10 Downing Street and the British Cabinet did not immediately respond to requests for comment in response to the latest reports.
In January, Mr Johnson approved Huawei’s introduction of 5G technology in the UK, but offered some conditions. The UK’s restrictions are to exclude Huawei from the construction of the core part of the UK’s 5G network, limit Huawei’s market share to 35% and exclude Huawei from sensitive geographic locations.
Huawei has been approved in the UK despite US urging the US to ban Huawei, the Chinese telecoms giant, from launching 5G services in the UK.