At present, LGU + uses a large number of Huawei equipment in its 5g network. It will pay a high price to replace the equipment. LGU + is also the only South Korean operator using Huawei equipment.
The US has been urging LG to turn to a more credible supplier.. We see this as a serious security issue and we will urge companies like lgplus to move from untrusted suppliers to trusted providers, Robert Strayer, under secretary of state for network and international communications and information policy, said in a video conference with reporters on Tuesday.
Streyer said the cost of replacing equipment would be less than 10% of the overall operating budget of telecom operators, and stressed that it was in its best interests to switch to reliable suppliers. LG will find it difficult to change suppliers because it plans to invest trillions of won in the next few years to expand 5g infrastructure nationwide, and the epidemic is still spreading.
In addition, the United States has made it clear that it will not provide any form of economic assistance when changing suppliers, claiming that the decision is in the interests of telecom companies themselves. Some industry observers believe that LGU + should consider these consequences when choosing Huawei as its main 5g equipment supplier.
When choosing Huawei as a 5g equipment supplier, LGU + is very clear about Huaweis problems. Huawei has always been at risk, even when LG discusses the possibility of choosing Huawei as a supplier. They should be more cautious in their choices, said an official familiar with the matter.
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