Thursday September 24, 2020

Tech View: British Huawei ban will hobble global 5G rollout

The decision to oust the most advanced provider of next-generation technology puts the whole world on the back foot

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
19th July, 2020
The British government has decided to ban all Huawei elements from its 5G infrastructure by 2027

Were this any other week, there would be no debate over what was the top story in tech. Well, there is no debate: Apple and Ireland’s court win takes it. Unless you consider the Twitter hack or the Facebook/Schrems judgment.

But while these stories have understandably dominated headlines here and on the continent, a decision earlier in the week really merits more attention. The British government’s decision to ban all Huawei elements...

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