Huawei is getting its access cut to the UK telecom market. The UK government finally decides to follow US instructions on the company. Image Credit: AFP

London: Britain has ordered its telecom providers to stop purchasing 5G equipment from China's Huawei giant from the start of next year, and to strip out all of its equipment by 2027.

"From the end of this year, telecoms providers must not buy any 5G equipment from Huawei," digital minister Oliver Dowden told parliament after Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired meetings with his cabinet and the National Security Council.