On the afternoon of December 5, Beijing time, according to the British Financial Times, British Telecom will completely remove Huawei equipment from its core network in the next two years to ensure that the mobile phone company is in Line with internal policies. The policy aims to marginalize Huawei equipment in the telecommunications infrastructure.
At the same time, BT also prohibited Huawei from participating in the bidding for the supply of core 5G network equipment. However, in relatively small network facilities, the company still uses Huawei's components.
A BT spokesman said that the company is currently removing Huawei equipment from "our core 3G and 4G networks to reach the company's committed network architecture principles since 2006." The spokesperson also said: "Huawei is still an important supplier of equipment and innovation partner of the company."
Multinational governments are increasingly worried about Huawei's presence in the country's core telecommunications infrastructure, especially as they prepare to auction 5G networks.
Telecommunications providers such as BT have removed most of their Huawei equipment from their core network infrastructure for over a decade, often storing sensitive information such as user activity and personal data.
Looking back in history, BT was the first overseas company to adapt Huawei equipment. This landmark contract was signed in 2005. In the second year, the company promised that Huawei equipment would not be used in the heart to prevent potential security problems.
But in 2016, he bought EE for £ 12.5 billion, which violated the company's original commitment. Because Huawei's components are widely used to build mobile companies' 3G and 4G networks at the time, EE also used Huawei's components to launch the UK's first 4G net. Meanwhile, Huawei's "EPC" technology is still used in the core EE network, and millions of 4G users access the Internet through the network.
BT previously used Huawei's equipment in some 5 g nets in London, and Huawei's equipment was significantly better than the components developed by Nokia and Ericsson.