But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government agreed Tuesday to a phased ban after USA sanctions blocked Huawei's access to United States chips. According to a CNBC report, BT's network now consists of equipment from two-thirds Huawei and one-third Nokia, while Vodafone's contains one-third Huawei and two-thirds Ericsson.
Britain has said that its ban on Huawei is motivated by its own security concerns and by worries that supplies of Huawei gear could be interrupted by US sanctions.
London denies that the Huawei ban is exclusively due to Trump's efforts. Existing Huawei 5G hardware would also be removed from network infrastructure by 2027.
China said Trump's remark showed Johnson's decision was about geopolitics rather than security.
Huawei's technology will not be used in the UK's 5G network. Pompeo said Washington hoped to have another set of decisions shortly on Chinese telecoms firms that would reflect the need to protect US citizens' data from Beijing.
In a statement Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "With this decision, the United Kingdom joins a growing list of countries from around the world that are standing up for their national security by prohibiting the use of untrusted, high-risk vendors".
Over the decades, Huawei has played an integral part in building Britain's 3G and 4G networks, with a proven track record.
Huawei will be stripped out of Britain's 5G phone networks by 2027, a date that puts Boris Johnson on collision course with a group of Conservative rebels who want the Chinese company eliminated quicker and more comprehensively.
There are costs to barring Huawei - the British government has estimated that its decision to purge Huawei equipment will cost the British telecom operators more than 2 billion pounds.
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The Trump administration claims that Huawei provides a gateway for China to spy on and potentially attack countries that use its equipment, suggestions the company strongly rejects.
Velshi said Huawei has faith in the Canadian government's ongoing 5G review and the company has nothing to say about how long it has taken for a decision to be made.
The UK said the sanctions meant it can "no longer be confident it will be able to guarantee the security of future Huawei 5G equipment". "By the time of the next election, we will have implemented in law an irreversible path for the complete removal of Huawei equipment from our 5G networks", Digital Minister, Oliver Dowden told Parliament.
"I think this is clear this is not about security this is about trade".
China has lashed out at Britain's decision to exclude Huawei from developing the country's 5G network, suggesting the move was self-defeating and would negatively affect Sino-British economic cooperation.
'I talked many countries out of using it. "We are disappointed by this unfair and arbitrary action to restrict visas of our employees who work tirelessly to contribute to technological innovation in the USA and around the world".
He argued that the United States believes China is a threat to American hegemony in the world, and therefore it needs to be stopped.
For starters, the security concerns the British government has evoked to ban Huawei simply do not stand.