Huawei is now suffering another hard blow. The Chinese company has indeed been banned from the UK. It will therefore be impossible to install new 4G or 5G antennas in the country. An expected decision, Huawei has been in the sights of the British authorities for many months now.
Huawei junk in UK. The Chinese firm, whose main center of activity still focuses on branches, will no longer be able to set up in the country from September 2021. It is a big market which is flying for the firm, suspected of spying on behalf of the Chinese government.
The British parliament had had Huawei in its sights for many months now and finally, the ban of the mark has been voted. It only concerns antennas (for now) and not smartphones or other manufacturer terminals. The measurement will be done gradually. From January 2021, it will be impossible for operators in the country to buy new antennas from Huawei. In April, it will no longer be possible to call on the company to maintain these antennas, except in exceptional cases.
Ban on installing antennas from September
The most important measure will happen in September 2021. From that date, operators will have the ban on installing new 4G or 5G antennas manufactured by Huawei. One way to let operators install antennas already purchased or ordered so as not to be too restrictive. The assumed goal of the British government is to completely eliminate Huawei by 2027. It will be two European equipment manufacturers who will benefit from this withdrawal, namely Nokia and Ericsson who are under contract with the authorities of the country.
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One way to protect themselves from a company that has been singled out for years and already under an embargo. Since 2019, Huawei has been undesirable in the United States and cannot work with American companies, which has led to the disappearance of Google’s software suite on the latest terminals. Likewise, it will now be impossible for it to produce its famous Kirin processors in the future.
At the same time, the British authorities want to gradually phase out 2G and 3G in the country in order to to make room for new antennas.