August 10, 2022

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BT wants more time to remove Huawei from UK networks

BT wants more time to remove Huawei from UK networks

Removal of equipment from Huawei Networks in the United Kingdom have proven more complex than expected A long time request from a local company PT In order to comply with the requirements.

First, the British government gave operators in the country until January 2023 to remove Huawei equipment from cores (CorNetworks accounts for up to 35% of Chinese access infrastructure (RAN) usage.

As for access requirements, the deadline has already been extended to July next year due to difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, BT Digital has contacted the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to make the request An additional term similar to network core requirements.

The argument is that pandemic-related costs have affected the removal plan in the past two years. Among the difficulties faced by BT are restrictions on access to stations, limited availability of resources and Delay in testing and deploying new hardware equipment.

UK decision to restrict Huawei’s operations 2020 followed the approach suggested by the US. On British soil, phase-out (which Already criticized by the local parliament) to be completed in 2027. Huawei has denied that its equipment poses a risk to the country’s cyber security and has indicated that the move could damage the British economy.

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