London Will Start Rejecting Huawei's Participation In The Creation Of 5G In Six Months
The UK government will start rejecting the participation of Chinese company Huawei in the deployment of 5G networks in the Kingdom in a few months or six months. As the Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday, the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has changed the risk assessment of using Huawei technology.
According to the article, experts of the intelligence Agency concluded that the ban imposed by the US authorities on the Chinese company's access to American developments would force Huawei to use untested technologies. As a result, it will allegedly become impossible to control the risk of their use in British 5G networks, GCHQ experts will report in a report to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, which will be sent to the head of the Cabinet next week, the newspaper claims.
Sources of the newspaper in the British government said that the GCHQ report represents a radical change in the risk assessment of cooperation with a Chinese company, which brings the positions of London and Washington closer on this issue - earlier this week, the US declared Huawei and ZTE a threat to the national security of the country. The Sunday Telegraph writes that British officials have begun to develop plans to stop using Huawei equipment in the Kingdom's telecommunications networks after six months.
A spokesman for Huawei said in turn that its company "is the most thoroughly verified supplier in the world." He also called for "focusing on facts, not speculation," according to The Telegraph.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump warned the UK leadership about the threat of cooperation between the Kingdom and Huawei to the country's security. The US side also warned that the use of Huawei equipment in the UK's next-generation communications infrastructure could make it difficult to exchange information through the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance. Despite this, in January of this year, the Johnson government decided to involve Huawei in the development of British communications networks, but with several restrictions. The company was not allowed to be a supplier of critical components, and the share of its equipment in British 5G networks was limited to 35%.
Huawei Corporation was founded in 1987. It produces telecommunications equipment, as well as consumer devices and smartphones. The company's products and services are available in more than 170 countries.