Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be completely cleared of the British 5G network by the end of 2027, at the risk of angering China, hinting that the worlds largest telecom equipment manufacturer is disapproving of the West. Due to Britains withdrawal from the EU, fears forced the country to choose between the US and China. Canceling the January decision to allow Huawei to supply up to 35% of the 5G non-core network, Johnson banned British telecommunications operators from buying any 5G equipment from Huawei by the end of the year and gave them seven years to destroy existing equipment. The reason for this decision was the sanctions from the US towards Huawei, according to a statement by the British National Cybersecurity Center, a member of the GCHQ eavesdropping agency, which meant that Huawei was not a reliable supplier. This decision on the part of Britain will bring the company economic instability for two to three years and increase spending to $ 2.5 billion, as reported Reuters.
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