The Chinese equipment maker faces a UK ban, according to press reports, because new US sanctions make it an even bigger risk.
If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.
The Internet platform's audience has been growing just as major advertisers decide to practice social distancing.
US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.
Greater support from government authorities will be needed if the UK is to realize the full benefits of 5G, says a new report from the UK operator.