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UK prohibits installing Huawei 5G kit from September 2021
The UK demanded that its local telecommunications firms cease installing Huawei 5G kit after September 2021 as part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm’s equipment from high-speed mobile networks.
The country has already ordered all Huawei equipment taken off its 5G network by the end of 2027, believing the firm poses security risks.
The UK has already banned the purchase of new Huawei 5G kits after the end of the year.
UK's new laws would fine firms $133,140 for breaking the ban.
A telecoms legislation in parliament would flesh out the timeline for equipment removal.
Digital minister Oliver Dowden said they are now setting out a clear path for the complete removal of high-risk vendors from the country's 5G networks.
He added that it would be implemented through new powers to identify and ban telecom equipment posing a threat to national security.
UK will also announce a new strategy to 5G supply chain diversification, consisting of an initial 250 million pound investment, the establishment of new research facilities, and trials in collaboration with Japanese firm NEC.