Government claims NEC is ready to support UK 5G rollout 5G

The UK government claims a new trade agreement with Japan will allow NEC to assist with the rollout and development of 5G networks in Britain and help fill the void left by the exclusion of Huawei from next generation networks.

In a reversal of policy, UK mobile operators will be banned from buying telecoms equipment from Huawei by the end of the year and will also have to strip out existing 5G kit made by the company by 2027.