Vodafone plans to remove Huawei technologies from the sensitive, core parts of its mobile network in the European Union, after Britain restricted the operations of the latter in its 5G roll out.
With this, therefore, Vodafone will make adjustments in order to comply with Britain’s rules, which excludes Huawei from its core network, as well as imposed a 35% cap in the less-sensitive radio network. This will cost Vodafone close to € 200 million, spanning across five years.
However, Vodafone will still use Huawei in its other smaller markets in the European Union such as Spain.
Vodafone has close to 111 million customers across Europe, with the adjustments threatening to delay the telco’s 5G roll out in the region.