Vodafone, Universities and Prince Charles's Charity Latest to Back Away from Huawei

Ryan Ding Huawei Executive Director of the

Ryan Ding Huawei Executive Director of the

Read said that if it were the case that Huawei equipment needed to be replaced in its core network it would not be particularly expensive or disruptive.

The move by Vodafone follows a decision by BT Group Plc to rip Huawei gear out of the backbone of its United Kingdom mobile network.

Read added that Vodafone would still continue to purchase Huawei equipment to build its 4G and 5G networks.

Poland's government has indicated it plans to oust Huawei from its 5G network plans, in a hardening of the country's stance following the arrest earlier this month of an alleged spy who had been employed by the Chinese company.

The world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer is at the center of a drawn-out political storm, with many countries' security agencies warning of the potential for Chinese intelligence using its products as a spying conduit, and the company being hit by accusations of sanctions-busting.

Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday for a next-generation smartphone that will use its own technology instead of US components, maneuvering to gain a competitive edge and sidestep complaints it is a security risk. Huawei denies that these concerns are valid.

Huawei's smaller Chinese rival, ZTE Corp., was almost driven into bankruptcy previous year after the Washington cut off access to US technology over its exports to Iran and North Korea.

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The telecoms equipment market is dominated by three companies - Huawei, Finland's Nokia (NOK) and Sweden's Ericsson (ERIC).

In 2017 Siro signed a €25m deal with Huawei for equipment used in the roll-out of fiber-optic broadband to 50 Irish regional towns.

"If there was a complete ban at the radio level then it would be a huge issue for us, but it would be a huge issue for the whole European telco sector", Nick Read said announcing the company's Q3 financial result.

A Huawei spokesman said: "Vodafone and Huawei are long-term strategic partners that have worked together since 2007". He confirmed that the 5G device launching next month will be a foldable device with Kirin 980 chipset and Balong 5000.

Huawei officials met the Polish government this week to address security concerns.

"It is the first 5G CPE that supports HUAWEI HiLink protocols, bringing smart homes into the 5G era", Huawei said.

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