Japan, After Britain Rejects Huawei Equipment, Will Help It Create 5G Networks
The UK government asked Japan for help in creating 5g wireless networks, after refusing to use the equipment of the Chinese telecommunications Corporation Huawei, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
According to her information, the corresponding request was sent earlier this week. Also, recently, British officials held consultations with the Japanese side on this issue. NEC and Fujitsu can create 5G networks and improve technologies in the UK.
According to Nikkei, Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia now control almost 80% of the global 5G base station market, while NEC and Fujitsu control just 1%. Cooperation with the UK can expand the share of Japanese companies in this segment.
The Japanese government has previously announced that it will allocate 70 billion yen ($654 million) to support NEC and other corporations that develop 5G networks. The three primary Japanese mobile operators - NTT Docomo, Softbank, and KDDI - have already switched to the fifth-generation communication format. However, coverage is still very limited, and it will take time to establish a coverage area across the country.
On July 14, the British government announced that it intends to abandon Huawei equipment in the national communications infrastructure. From December 31, British operators will not be able to purchase 5G products from this manufacturer, and by 2027 it will be replaced by analogs of other enterprises. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying promised that Beijing would firmly protect the interests of its national companies.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly warned the UK leadership that the Kingdom's cooperation with Huawei allegedly threatens national security. The American side also pointed out that the use of Chinese Corporation equipment in the British communications infrastructure may make it difficult to exchange information through the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance.