Vodafone puts Huawei rollout in core networks on hold

Vodafone 'pauses' use of Huawei equipment over security concerns

The core chip, named Huawei Tiangang, will support simplified 5G networks and large-scale 5G network deployment, the company said in a press release.

Carriers are becoming wary of expanding their ties to Huawei amid a US -led crackdown on the largest telecom-equipment supplier.

A charity founded by Britain's Prince Charles said on Thursday it's not accepting any more donations from Huawei, the latest setback for the Chinese telecom giant as it battles allegations it's a cybersecurity risk.

China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Thursday said it could become the world's biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the United States market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies. We'll see the chip in phones, home routers and other 5G devices, though don't expect to see it used much in the USA, whose officials have lately been publicly warning against the use of Huawei equipment due to fears of espionage.

"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.

But some Western countries have barred Huawei after USA officials briefed allies that Huawei is at the beck and call of the Chinese state, warning that its network equipment may contain "back doors" that could open them up to cyber espionage.

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The leading supplier of network switching gear for phone companies, Huawei Technologies Ltd.is spending heavily to develop its own chips, an area where the USA dominates.

Huawei has until now, as in other European countries, played a significant role in the development of Poland's telecoms infrastructure, and supplied the equipment for both of the country's first two 5G networks, launched by T-Mobile and Orange last month.

Last week, Vodafone followed BT in suspending the use of Huawei kit in its core network. The vendor already faces bans in the U.S., Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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

"The most important thing for us as a main owner in Ericsson is that Ericsson develops a competitive offer, and makes sure to win against its main competitors Huawei and Nokia", Forssell said in an interview.

Vodafone is putting Huawei on hold.

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