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Huawei: 5G

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 103501, tabled on 14 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of removing Huawei from the 5G network; and how he plans to fund that removal.

Answered on

20 October 2020

The Government’s advice has been clear that operators need to plan to remove all Huawei 5G equipment by 2027. It will be for individual operators to determine how to achieve that, and therefore the exact nature of any costs and delays will be a commercial decision for each operator to make.