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Europe publishes 5G risk assessment; America scrawls ‘Huawei’ on the side of a nuke and goes for a ride

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Re: "and that means huge replacement costs"

I would disagree that it will require strong auditing - importing a couple of hundred million dollars worth of kit will be make it pretty easy to notice in the following 3-12 months. Combine that with the limited number of telcos (i.e. there's 65 operators/VMNO's to police in the UK) and existing EU environmental requirements for electrical goods (i.e. under current EU import/export requiremnts, I'm ignoring the unknowns of Brexit) I would expect minimal additional effort to ensure compliance.

The question is whether the additional costs of deploying non-Chinese 5G kit are acceptable to operators and consumers if forced upon them by government. And whether anyone could stomach the cost of replacing existing kit. I think the answer is maybe and no...

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