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UK abandons Huawei equipment in 5G networks

UK abandons Huawei equipment in 5G networks 1

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will succumb to the pressure of deputies from the Conservative Party headed by him and, starting next year, will prohibit the use of equipment of the Chinese company Huawei in the deployment of 5G networks in the kingdom.

According to the publication, a ban on the use of equipment of the Chinese company in the kingdom may enter into force in 2021

This was reported by the newspaper The Daily Telegraph, according to which the decision of the government can be announced on Tuesday.

The publication writes that on Monday 60 conservative deputies called on the prime minister to indicate the date of refusal of the equipment of the Chinese corporation, and without delaying the matter. According to the article, Johnson discussed this issue on July 13 with the Minister of Digital Technologies, Culture, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom, Oliver Dowden. On Tuesday, this topic will be submitted to the National Security Council, which will make the final decision on the future of Huawei in the organization of the new generation of British telecommunication networks. Immediately after this, Dowden should talk about the position of the government during his speech in parliament.

As the publication clarifies, opponents of cooperation with a Chinese company from among the Tories do not doubt their victory. Otherwise, they threatened to vote against the government telecommunications bill. Considering that the ruling party’s superiority in the House of Commons is about 80 votes, it is possible that they would be able, with the help of other deputies, to achieve the task and reconsider the January decision of the Cabinet of Ministers. Then the British government, despite warnings from the United States, agreed to restrict Huawei to deploy 5G networks in the kingdom at a level of no more than 35%, with tight controls and outside the “critical critical national infrastructure” facilities.

US President Donald Trump warned the British leadership that the cooperation of the kingdom with Huawei threatens the country’s security. The American side pointed out that the use of equipment of the corporation of China in the British infrastructure could impede the exchange of information through the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.

In the United States itself, Huawei has been charged with 23 counts against Huawei, its subsidiaries, as well as its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, including industrial espionage and violation of US sanctions against Iran. Washington, waging a trade war with Beijing, calls on its allies to abandon Huawei equipment. Huawei Corporation was founded in 1987. It produces telecommunications equipment, as well as consumer devices, smartphones. The company’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries. She denies all of Washington’s accusations.

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