MPs warn against dependency on just two 5G suppliers Houses of Parliament

MPs have warned of the network resiliency and security risks caused by the UK’s dependency on just two suppliers of 5G radio equipment and has urged the government to take steps to reduce the risk of such a situation arising in the future.

Market consolidation as well as the exclusion of Huawei from the UK’s rollout of 5G means operators only have two options when it comes to sourcing radio access network (RAN) kit – Ericsson and Nokia.