EE and Vodafone drop Huawei phones from 5G launch in the UK

UK mobile carriers EE and Vodafone have dropped Huawei devices from the launch of their respective 5G networks. It’s the latest example of carriers distancing themselves from the Chinese tech giant after Google pulled the company’s Android license in response to a US government ban.

Both the carriers were set to include Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, one of the world’s first 5G-capable smartphones, as part of their 5G networks. Vodafone’s suspension of the device was reported by The Financial Times, with a spokesperson saying: “Huawei’s 5G handset is yet to receive the necessary certifications.”

EE, which is owned by the BT Group, one of Europe’s largest telecommunications companies, said it wouldn’t launch the phone until it could assure…

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