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BT will spend £500m to reduce Huawei presence in its networks

More details have emerged of the UK’s decision to give Huawei limited access to 5G networks, which was announced as we went to press last week. Although the country resisted US pressure to bar the Chinese vendor from 5G altogether, its Supply Chain Review decided to exclude “high risk vendors” from core networks; to cap the amount of RAN inventory they can supply at 35%; to limit the amount of Internet traffic per year that can pass through their equipment, also at 35%; and to restrict the amount of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network equipment, such as GPON or DOCSIS 3.x, they can supply, again to 35%. Those high risk vendors were not named, but since ZTE does not have a UK…

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