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Huawei UK Ban – Implications and Options for Operators

Aug 17, 2020 | Author : Gareth Owen


In July, the UK government announced that UK Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) must replace Huawei 5G equipment from their networks by the end of 2027 and are banned from procuring new 5G equipment from Huawei after the end of 2020. The follows an earlier ruling which capped deployment of Huawei equipment in the Radio Access Network (RAN) to just 35%. 

This report provides an overview of the current installed base of Huawei mobile equipment in the UK and analyses the implications, challenges and options facing UK operators as they contemplate how to conform with the most recent ruling while minimising the impact on their 5G deployments across the country. 

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • Key Business Assumptions
  • UK Government Ruling
  • Implication for Operators
  • Options for Operators
  • Evaluating Options, Most Likely Scenarios
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 12
Author: Gareth Owen
Publication Date: August 17, 2020


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