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UK's Huawei 5G cut 'allows analysis time in Guernsey'

Telecoms company Sure says the UK's decision to end its relationship with the tech giant Huawei allows for time to analyse a similar move.

UK mobile providers are being banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment after 31 December. They must also remove all the Chinese firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027.

Sure confirmed it has been using Huawei technology in its 5G mobile trials in Guernsey, but the committees for Home Affairs and Economic Development said they were getting prepared for a "likely need to adopt a similar approach against a similar timeline as that set out in the UK".

Alastair Beak, from Sure, said the timing worked in Guernsey's favour because "we have not started to make this significant investment in the 5G network."