New setback for Huawei. Now it is the Government of the United Kingdom in which, in a change of opinion with respect to the one they had in the beginning, prohibit telecom operators from continuing to purchase Huawei equipment for their 5G network infrastructure. Moreover, they give until 2027 for the withdrawal of current equipment Huawei by those of other manufacturers.
At the heart of the matter is once again the suspicions of espionage, which also joins the possibility that at any given moment they could interrupt telecommunications in the country, as the most critical of the company believe, considering that Huawei has a strong relationship with the Government of China.
During these past months, the government of Boris Johnson has had to face strong pressures by allowing operators to use Huawei’s 5G network equipment on a limited basis.
To this is added that last May, China passed a controversial law to have more control over Hong Kong, which in the past was a British colony until 1997, and which has generated many protests among its own. citizens.
Oliver Dowden, Minister of Telecommunications, believes that with recent events, his government’s approach has also changed, in which although it aims to that the decision taken has not been easy, I know it was the correct decision for the country’s telecommunications networks, for our national security and our economy, both now and in the long term.
For his part, a representative of Huawei in the United Kingdom has indicated that the decision is bad news for anyone in the United Kingdom with a mobile phone, according to The New York Times, while Robert Hannigan, current executive of the firm of cybersecurity security BlueVoyant focuses on both Huawei and other Chinese companies as real threats to cybersecurity, taking as an example what is currently happening in Hong Kong.
This decision further assumes that Britain-China relations will be strained, as the Chinese ambassador in London, Liu Xiaoming, has put it, who sees in this decision a hostile treatment from which there will be consequences.
It is important to bear in mind that there is no relationship between this decision and the security offered by 5G networks to health, a topic that we have already talked about on our YouTube: