The UK's largest mobile operator, EE, announced on Wednesday that it would launch the 5G network in the country this month without Huawei. EE chief executive Marc Allera told the Financial Times that the company has a multi-vendor strategy, so there is no need to change their plans, adding that the Chinese devices were put on hold as EE did not have "surety of service" that it needed for long-term cooperation.
At the same time, according to the BBC, UK-based computer chip designer Arm also suspended its business dealings with the Chinese tech giant, instructing employees to halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei.
Commenting on the news, the Chinese corporation expressed confidence that the "regrettable situation can be solved".
"We value our close relationships with our partners, but recognise the pressure some of them are under, as a result of politically-motivated decisions", the company stated, addressing Arm's suspension.
As a result, Google ceased providing Android updates to Huawei and banning new Chinese devices from using Google services, such as YouTube and Maps.