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UK MPs examine BT, Huawei relationship

Thursday 11 October 2012 | 10:59 CET | News
The UK Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee is investigating the long-term commercial relationship between BT and Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei, chairman Sir Michael Rifkind has confirmed to The Guardian newspaper. BT originally selected Huawei equipment in 2005 to upgrade its copper broadband service. Huawei is now a major supplier for the operator's fibre-optic broadband roll-out. Rifkind said that the Committee was examining the relationship between BT and Huawei and the implications for the UK. A BT spokesperson said that Huawei was a major supplier and insisted

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: BT / Huawei China
Countries: United Kingdom
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