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Huawei decision ‘may delay 5G by three years and cost UK £7bn’

Experts say small towns and rural areas will be hardest hit by UK ditching Chinese firm

Small towns and rural areas across the UK will be hardest hit by delays of up to three years in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, experts have said after ministers announced that Huawei will be stripped from networks by 2027.

The total cost to the economy could exceed £7bn, according to research analysing the potential cost of eliminating the Chinese equipment supplier in response to US sanctions and pressure from about 60 rebel Tory MPs.

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