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BT Group asks UK's government for more time to remove Huawei core

The core is the most sensitive part of a broadband network, akin to a sorting office for mail

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BT is moving the core of its mobile network from Huawei to Sweden’s Ericsson AB and it has already started migrating customers. Photo: Shutterstock

Thomas Seal | Bloomberg
BT Group Plc has asked the UK government for more time to remove the Huawei Technologies Co. core of its network after supply chain concerns led to an impending ban on the equipment. 

“At the end of the day, not interrupting service for customers is the critical requirement here,” BT Chief Technology Officer Howard Watson said in an interview in London with Bloomberg on Tuesday, blaming Covid-19 lockdowns for slowing the transition. 

The core is the most sensitive part of a broadband network, akin to a sorting office for mail. Following a ban announced after the the US sanctioned the Shenzhen-based company,

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 1:43 AM IST

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