As much as the United Kingdom allowed Huawei to operate on its 5G network, the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) sparked an anti-China sentiment in the country. We recently saw that the conservative party is pressing the prime minister to reverse the situation to ban the Chinese. The UK may replace Huawei 5G equipment!
Now, as the trade war between China and the United States becomes even tenser, sources indicate that the UK government is looking for an option to replace Huawei. According to people close to Boris Johnson, the idea is to bet on Samsung.
It seems that the conservative party must win the “arm wrestling”. Therefore, the main operators in the country have already committed to replacing all Huawei equipment by 2023.
So far, Samsung remains silent on the matter. Even so, the South Korean giant has benefited from the dispute between the United States and China. That’s because the company invested heavily in 5G equipment to create the network in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the USA.
For this, the company entered into a strategic partnership with a number of manufacturers. For now, London does not comment on its movement behind the scenes, but everything indicates that the country is looking for alternatives:
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