5/22/2019, 11:06 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Huawei phone pulled from EE's 5G launch in UK

A previously announced Huawei smartphone will not be included in the launch of the 5G network next week by EE, the largest mobile carrier in the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. EE, which is owned by BT Group plc, announced last week it would offer Huawei's first 5G phone, Mate 20 X 5G, as it kicks off its network upgrade on May 30.

In the words of the chief executive officer of EE, Marc Allera, the company had "paused" the launch of Huawei’s 5G phones due to uncertainty over the company's blacklisting by the United States and consequent restrictive measures by Google, which makes the operating system for the phones.

Huawei's technology is already being used by EE for its 5G radio equipment, and the carrier noted that it hasn't faced any pressure by the UK government to change that.

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