5G network: Great Britain completely blocks Huawei

The Hauwei ban costs the British up to £ 2 billion. In addition, the expansion of the 5G network should be delayed by two to three years.

Britain has the exclusion of today Huawei announced when expanding the 5G network. Previously, the British mobile phone providers were already prohibited from using Huawei technology in the core network. Now you are not allowed to use antennas from the leading 5G provider. The ban on the purchase of new Huawei devices will apply from the end of 2020. By 2027, the British providers will have to remove all Huawei devices from their networks.
According to digital minister Oliver Dowden, the exclusion of Huawei will delay the expansion of the 5G network in the UK by two to three years and cost up to £ 2 billion.

Huawei’s exclusion is based on a new analysis by the National Cyber ​​Security Center. According to the United Kingdom, due to the tougher US sanctions against Huawei on May 15 and the associated problems in the supply chain of the Chinese group, Britain can no longer rely on the security of future 5G equipment from Huawei.

The British government intends to enshrine Huawei’s ban in the Telecommunications Security Bill by the next elections, making it irreversible.

Great Britain completely excludes Huawei technology from the expansion of the 5G network (Image: ZDNet.de). Great Britain completely excludes Huawei technology from the expansion of the 5G network (Image: ZDNet.de).

Background: Huawei in the trade conflict

In the trade dispute between the United States and China, the Chinese electronics company has become the target of sanctions. The US argues that using Huawei devices could give the Chinese state access to data through a back door. Huawei has always denied this possibility and refers to numerous certification of its devices. No other manufacturer has received more certifications than Huawei. So far, the United States has not provided any evidence to support its claims. On the contrary: An investigation carried out by the US government in 2012 revealed no evidence of back doors.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said the following about the existence of back doors in Huawei products: “We will never do this. If I had done it once, the United States would have evidence to spread around the world. Then the 170 countries and regions in which we currently operate would stop buying our products and our company would collapse. After that, who would pay the debts we have? Our employees are all very competent, so that they would quit and start their own business, so that I could pay our debts alone. I would rather die.”

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