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Vodafone to remove Huawei from core European networks

Christian Fernsby |
Vodafone has announced that it will remove Huawei equipment from the core sections of its mobile networks across Europe over the next five years.

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Topics: VODAFONE    HUAWEI   

The decision is expected to cost around €200m (£169m, $220m) and comes only a week after the British government decided to allow the Chinese telecoms firm and manufacturer a limited role in the rollout of 5G technology across the United Kingdom.

CEO Nick Read stated: “We have now decided as a result of the EU toolbox and the UK government’s decision to take out Huawei from the core.” He added this would have a “very limited financial impact” on its UK operations as Vodafone already complies with the British government’s new measures.


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