Vodafone will remove Huawei from its core networks

Vodafone will remove Huawei from its core networks

Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, will remove equipment made by Huawei from the sensitive core of its mobile networks in Europe after Britain decided to restrict the Chinese company's role in 5G.

FILE PHOTO: Different types of 4G, 5G and data radio relay antennas for mobile phone networks are p
FILE PHOTO: Different types of 4G, 5G and data radio relay antennas for mobile phone networks are pictured on a relay mast operated by Vodafone in Berlin, Germany April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

LONDON: Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, will remove equipment made by Huawei from the sensitive core of its mobile networks in Europe after Britain decided to restrict the Chinese company's role in 5G.

"We have now decided as a result of the EU toolbox and the UK government's decision to take out Huawei from the core," Chief Executive Nick Read told reporters on Wednesday.

"This will take around five years to implement at a cost of approximately 200 million euros," he said.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by James Davey)

Source: Reuters

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