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Technology Vodafone says implementing Huawei restrictions could take 5 years

15:10  05 february  2020
15:10  05 february  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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Vodafone 's CEO said removing Huawei equipment from core European networks will cost about 200 million euros. "This will take around five years to implement at a cost of approximately 200 million euros (around 0 million)," CEO Nick Read told reporters on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Vodafone is to remove Huawei equipment from the sensitive, core parts of its mobile networks across Europe at a cost of €200m (£169m) over the next five years . We can ’t hold back 5G deployment and caps would be restrictive on that basis,” he said . Last week, BT said that limiting the use of Huawei

In the wake of the UK and the European Commission approving Huawei to take part in 5G next generation wireless rollouts with some restrictions, Vodafone has given us an idea how long it'll take to remove the controversial Chinese company's equipment from its core networks.

a red stop sign sitting on the floor: Vodafone's CEO said removing Huawei equipment from core European networks will cost about 200 million euros. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET© Provided by CNET Vodafone's CEO said removing Huawei equipment from core European networks will cost about 200 million euros. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET a red stop sign sitting on the floor: Vodafone's CEO said removing Huawei equipment from core European networks will cost about 200 million euros.© Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

Vodafone's CEO said removing Huawei equipment from core European networks will cost about 200 million euros.

"This will take around five years to implement at a cost of approximately 200 million euros (around $220 million)," CEO Nick Read told reporters on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Vodafone didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

This story will be updated shortly.

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