UK’s BT, Vodafone May Seek PM Johnson’s Support For Huawei: Sources

www.oann.com | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BT and Vodafone are considering urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to risk the rollout of next generation mobile networks by banning China’s Huawei [HWT.UL], sources said, confirming a Sky News report on Friday.

Britain is set to take a final decision on Huawei’s role in building new 5G networks this month.

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U.S. government officials have pushed for a total ban on Huawei on security grounds, and reports said they presented new evidence on Monday about the risks of using the Chinese company’s equipment, branding it “madness”.

BT and Vodafone, Britain’s two largest telecoms companies, are considering writing to Johnson to say they have seen no evidence that would justify a total ban and to urge him to make a fact-based decision, the sources said.

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Vodafone, which uses Huawei’s equipment in its radio network, has previously said a blanket ban on the Chinese company would costs it millions of pounds and significantly slow down the roll-out of...
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