Britain's EE, Vodafone to Omit Huawei From 5G Launches
Liao Shumin
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Britain's EE, Vodafone to Omit Huawei From 5G Launches

(Yicai Global) May 23 -- Two British mobile network operators, including a unit of BT Group and Vodafone, will exclude China's Huawei Technologies from their fifth-generation wireless network roll-outs because the latter will not be able to use Google's Android software in its new gadgets.  China Daily reported today.

EE will launch its 5G networks on May 30, and Huawei will not be a part of it due to uncertainties around the tech giant's future, the Hatfield-based firm said in a press release yesterday. The network will support phones made by Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Oppo Mobile Telecommunications and OnePlus Technology.

Vodafone has also decided to omit Huawei's upcoming foldable Mate X phone from its 5G line-up, scheduled for this summer.

Alphabet's Google unit suspended business with Huawei after US President Donald Trump's administration on May 16 added Huawei to a list of firms that will have a harder time purchasing products from US companies.  

SoftBank and KDDI, two of Japan's largest mobile phone carriers, have also said they will delay the launch of Huawei phones that use their networks, the Financial Times reported.

Huawei unveiled the latest models of its Honor 20 series at a global launch ceremony in London on May 21.

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Keywords: Huawei , 5G