UK officials reportedly told Huawei its 5G ban could be revisited if Trump loses the 2020 election

By Isobel Asher Hamilton 

The UK is bracing Huawei for a potential reversal of its 5G equipment ban should Donald Trump lose November’s presidential election, according to a report by The Observer newspaper.

On July 14, the UK government announced it would next year ban telecoms companies from buying Huawei 5G equipment, and mandate they remove all existing Huawei 5G kit by 2027. Culture minister Oliver Dowden said the UK ban was designed to be “irreversible.” This followed a May announcement from the US government that it would stop US companies from selling semiconductors to Huawei.

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