Bans new purchases from next year and urges operators to remove already-deployed Huawei equipment, with 2027 as the deadline.

Behind is the UK promise to allow the use of Huawei technology in its infrastructure 5G , allowing it to build up to 35% of the network.

The British Government has now decided to get rid of all traces of the equipment of the Chinese multinational . UK operators will have to remove them from the 5G network by 2027 . This has been announced after Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired a meeting of the National Security Council.

«Huawei will be completely phased out of UK 5G networks by the end of 2027, following new advice from the National Center for Cyber ​​Security (NCSC) about the impact of US sanctions on the telecommunications provider,» British authorities have explained. Added to this is «a total ban on the purchase of any new 5G kit after December 31 2020 «.

The seven-year window to withdraw Huawei technology entirely was that requested by operators to avoid connection problems.

And the decision is a direct response to the sanctions imposed by the United States on Huawei in May , which impede their access to technology.

The British government explains that the technicians have studied the consequences of the trade blockade and have concluded that reconfiguration of the supply chain that Huawei is obliged to raise away from trusted technological alternatives. «The new restrictions make it impossible to continue guaranteeing the security of Huawei equipment in the future,» he says.

For its part, the company responds that there are political and non-technical reasons behind it. «Instead of ‘leveling up’, the government is leveling down and we urge you to reconsider,» says Ed Brewster, a spokesman for Huawei UK in a statement sent to our colleagues at Silicon.co.uk .

Brewster says the US restrictions will not affect «the resilience or safety of the products we supply to the UK».

«Unfortunately, our future in the United Kingdom has become politicized, it has to do with the trade policy of the United States and not with security,» denounces.

«This disappointing decision is bad news for anyone in the UK on a mobile phone. It threatens to move Britain into the slow digital lane, increase bills and widen the digital divide, «says Brewster.

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