An engineer checks 5G equipment undergoing trials in London, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, in March. Photo: Bloomberg

Decision on Huawei role in Britain’s 5G delayed until after UK general election

  • National vote expected on December 12 means decision on Chinese telecoms giant unlikely before 2020
  • With Washington seeking to stop other governments from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, firm has become lightning rod for tensions between US and Europe
Topic |   Huawei

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An engineer checks 5G equipment undergoing trials in London, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, in March. Photo: Bloomberg
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A Huawei logo is pictured at their store at Vina del Mar, Chile, in July. Photo: Reuters

US Federal Communications Commission to vote to bar China’s Huawei and ZTE from US$8.5 billion government subsidy programme

  • Telecoms regulator also plans to propose requiring US rural carriers to remove and replace equipment from designated companies
  • Trump says US will cooperate with ‘like-minded nations’ to promote security in next-generation 5G networks
Topic |   US-China tech war

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A Huawei logo is pictured at their store at Vina del Mar, Chile, in July. Photo: Reuters
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