After banning Chinese tech giant Huawei UK asks Japan to build 5G networks

UK, last Tuesday, had decided to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to the networks starting the end of this year as well as remove all the company’s devices from them by 2027.

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The United Kingdom (UK) has asked Japan to help build its 5G wireless networks, a week after the British government had banned Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to the networks, the local media reported.

As per the Nikkei’s reports, UK, last Tuesday, had decided to ban Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment to the networks starting the end of this year as well as remove all the company’s devices from them by 2027.British officials told their counterparts in Tokyo that Japanese technology companies NEC and Fujitsu may replace Huawei as suppliers and have asked for the Japanese side’s support to enhance the network’s technology and cost-efficiency.

The UK is aiming to have Japanese companies compete with other telecoms companies such as Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia to promote the development of low-cost products suitable for British telecom companies to adopt, the media reported further.

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