UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks

UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks

UK PM Boris Johnson has reportedly agreed to a plan that will entirely cut Huawei equipment from the nation’s 5G networks within the next three years. Johnson previously is said to have been comfortable with the UK’s 5G networks using Huawei kit, albeit with a reduced role. Back in January, Johnson proposed that Huawei would be capped at a 3% market share of core network hardware.

Chris
Chris
Exnihilo Adnihilum
Exnihilo Adnihilum 1 months

Good to see this. I was growing concerned with the UK relying on the CCP to build any kind of infrastructure especially their digital one. Avoiding this hardware and any potential exploits is the best call.

Will
Will 1 months

The whole of Europe must do the same. The Chinese are so obviously using this government run company to put Europe under Chinese surveillance and to use the digital infrastructure built to potentially launch cyber attacks in the future.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

A Chinese router can essentially embed eavesdropping software into the center of your network. They can collect Metadata and use it to hone in on which nodes they want to surveil more closely. That data can be shipped covertly to Chinese servers without detection.

L
L 1 months

This is excellent news. Countries news to start putting security over profit.

Levi Sutton
Levi Sutton 1 months

Covid probably isn't the only virus from China we should be worrying about.

Arrow
Arrow 1 months

I hate that articles like this are 100% bound to be misinterpreted and spun to be "5G bad!" Blows my mind that people can get so conspiratorial about a slightly faster version of the exact same connection we've been using for years.

Barry
Barry 0 months

By 2023. Gives him plenty of time to change his mind again

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 months

And all it took was mountains of publicly available evidence every tech company in China is a tendril of the CCP, and a global pandemic of history-defining proportions caused by China... gosh our government is so quick witted.

Fatman in Paradise
Fatman in Paradise 1 months

Their phones specs are nice but they are just an branch of the CCP.

IIZard
IIZard 1 months

ABOUT TIME BORIS

John
John 1 months

Good call UK. Europe should think about the same..

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