UK bans purchase of 5G equipment from Huawei

The move against Huawei will please the US, which has been pressuring the UK to act.

The UK has banned the purchase of new 5G equipment from the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from December 31.

Huawei has called the decision “disappointing” and “politicised”.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been under pressure from within his own party and the US, which says the company is a security risk.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.