BT bars Huawei's 5G kit from core network

6th Dec 2018

The British firm, however, still plans to use the Chinese company's phone mast antennas and other products deemed not to be at the "core" of the service.BT also confirmed that it was stripping out Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G networks, as revealed by the Financial Times (FT).

The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission recently issued a report saying that Beijing could force Huawei and other Chinese 5G equipment-makers to "modify products to perform below expectations or fail, facilitate state or corporate espionage, or otherwise compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability" of networks that used them.

Last week, New Zealand became the latest country to bar a local network from using Huawei's 5G gear.

And on Monday, intelligence service MI6's chief Alex Younger said Britian needed to decide how comfortable it was using Chinese-owned technologies within its communications infrastructure.

Huawei denies having any ties to the Chinese government beyond those of being a law-abiding taxpayer.

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