BT started removing Huawei equipment from its network core after this acquisition, it said in an email to CNET.
"As a result, Huawei have not been included in vendor selection for our
core," a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "Huawei remains an important equipment provider outside the core network, and a valued innovation partner."
Huawei highlighted its long relationship with BT and "proven track record" of cyber security.
"Working together, we have already completed a number of successful 5G trials across different sites in London, and we will continue to work with BT in the 5G era," a company spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement.
Outside the US, Australia and New Zealand have opted to avoid using Huawei infrastructure in their 5G networks.
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