5G rollout may face delay in UK over Huawei probe

CNET | 5/8/2019 | Steven Musil
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The UK deployment of wireless 5G services may be delayed if it places restrictions on embattled Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, a government official warned Wednesday.

"There's certainly a possibility of a delay in the process of the rollout of 5G," Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said in response to questions during a parliamentary committee, according to a Bloomberg account of the meeting. "If you want to do 5G fastest, you do it without any consideration of security. We're not prepared to do that, so I don't exclude the possibility there will be some delay."

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