In a significant development, the British government is likely to set a deadline for removing Huawei’s 5G related telecommunication equipment from Britain’s telecom network by 2025.
Britain’s cultural minister Oliver Dowden is scheduled to make a statement in Parliament on Tuesday on this move; British ministers are pushing to remove Huawei’s telecom equipment from the country’s 5G network within five years.
The development comes in the wake of Britain capping Huawei’s role in its 5G networks at 35% and barring it from its core, most sensitive parts of the 5G network. In January 2020.
U.S. sanctions on Huawei’s could limit its ability to supply crucial networking equipment.
On Thursday, Vodafone and BT had said, they need at least five years, ideally seven, to avoid major disruption to Britain’s emerging 5G networks.
Conservative lawmakers have pressed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to speed up the process to 2023.