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Huawei technology used in Sure's 5G trial

Manx Telecom's 4G network also uses tech

Technology from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, set to be banned in the UK, was used on the Island in a 5G trial by Sure.

The Guernsey-based provider says it worked with Manx and British authorities to follow 'local, national and international' policies of 'safety and security' as part of the pilot.

Sure's 4G network isn't affected by the UK government ban, which relates to 5G technology supplied by Huawei.

The company says any decision on who will supply its 5G network hasn't been made yet.

Its competitor Manx Telecom has confirmed it uses Huawei as part of a multi-provider strategy in its existing 4G mobile network, but supply is continually reviewed.

However, it says its fibre network 'has no dependency on the Chinese multinational', and 'any future partnerships would be subject to rigorous scrutiny'.

Though Tynwald approved a National Telecoms Strategy last year which stressed the need for 5G, the government hasn't agreed on how to roll out the technology.

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