July 24, 2020 / 9:23 AM / 10 days ago

Vodafone: Do not extrapolate UK Huawei decision to rest of Europe

FILE PHOTO: Nick Read, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone, gestures as he speaks during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone’s (VOD.L) Chief Executive Nick Read said Britain’s decision to ban China’s Huawei from its 5G network should not be extrapolated to the rest of Europe because there were different geopolitics at play in other countries.

Read also told reporters Vodafone was talking to the government about easing the burden of removing Huawei from its UK network, adding that there were a number of mechanisms that could be used, for example spectrum costs.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Costas Pitas

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