The UK has announced that the country’s mobile providers are being restricted from obtaining new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December, and they must also eliminate all the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027.

Oliver Dowden, digital secretary, told the House of Commons of the decision.

The order follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which titles the firm poses a national security threat which is something Huawei denies.

Mr Dowden believed the move would delay the country’s 5G rollout by a year.

He added “This has not been an easy decision, but it is the right one for the UK telecoms networks, for our national security and our economy, both now and indeed in the long run”.

This new restrictions are also including to the use of the company’s broadband kit.

The government orders aims operators to “transition away” from buying new Huawei equipment for use in the full-fibre network.

Mr Dowden assumed this to happen within two years.

He said “additional time was being provided for broadband to avoid the UK becoming dependent on Nokia as the single supplier of some equipment.”

The UK last revised the tech giant’s role in its telecoms infrastructure in January, when it was decided to let the firm remain a provider but introduced a cap on its market share.

But in May the US introduced new permissions designed to interrupt Huawei’s ability to get its own chips manufactured.

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