BT signs Ericsson 5G deal to replace Huawei EE

BT will use Ericsson’s radio equipment to power the EE 5G network in London and other major cities, heling to fill the void left by the exclusion of Huawei from next-generation networks.

Like most operators, BT has adopted a multi-vendor strategy for 5G that allows it to mix and match Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies from different suppliers. It had hoped to rely heavily on Huawei before the company was banned by the UK government on national security grounds.