After months of delays, Huawei was finally approved in building 5G networks in the U.K.
However, this doesn’t give the company a full pass, and will face restrictions in working on a few delicate aspects and sites. Specifically, Huawei will provide the main structure of the 5G network, but will not install infrastructure equipment at sensitive sites. We’re talking about military facilities or nuclear power stations.
According to Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang, the Chinese manufacturer will have the main responsibility of building “a more advanced, more secure and more cost-effective telecoms infrastructure that is fit for the future.”
“We have supplied cutting-edge technology to telecoms operators in the U.K. for more than 15 years. We will build on this strong track record, supporting our customers as they invest in their 5G networks, boosting economic growth and helping the U.K. continue to compete globally.”
However, despite the green light, the U.K. is still working on reducing its dependency on Huawei. On that note, Telecoms operators in the U.K. are working on lowering Huawei’s market share.