Vodafone has “paused” the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks in Europe until Western governments resolve security concerns about the Chinese telecoms giant.
Huawei is under scrutiny over its ties with the Chinese government and allegations that its technology could be used for spying.
The Chinese firm has consistently denied those allegations.
Vodafone chief executive Nick Read said that debate was “too simplistic”.
Nevertheless, he said: “We have decided to pause further Huawei in our core