On July 14 this year, the British government decided to prohibit domestic mobile operators from purchasing Huawei 5g equipment from 2021, and from the end of 2027, to prohibit the UKs 5g network from using Huaweis products. The UKs decision was influenced by the US crackdown on Huawei.
Oliver Dowden, the UK Minister for digital, culture, media and sport, said the benefits of 5g and fibre optic networks could only be achieved if they were both secure and flexible. This groundbreaking bill will create one of the strictest telecommunications security systems in the world for the UK and allow the necessary action to protect the UK network, he said
As for the UKs exclusion of Huaweis equipment from 5g infrastructure, Huaweis senior vice president Zhang Guoqiang once said: this decision is not based on a fair assessment of risk, but on political motives. It is not in anyones best interests, it will take the UK into the digital slow lane and risk the UK governments plans for network upgrades.
Source: Global Times - editor in charge of global network: Zhong Qiming_ NF5619