Reports: UK to cut Huawei’s involvement in 5G network

Boris Johnson wants to reduce Chinese tech giant’s involvement in building network to zero by 2023, according to British media.

5/24/2020 1:00:00 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to reduce the role of Huawei in the U.K.'s 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

Boris Johnson wants to reduce Chinese tech giant’s involvement in building network to zero by 2023, according to British media.

.Johnson has instructed officials to draft plans that would reduce Huawei's involvement in building the U.K.'s 5G phone network to zero by 2023, the Telegraph reported.AdvertisementIn January, Johnson said he would allow the Chinese tech giant to build up to 35 percent of its 5G phone network but block access to "sensitive core" parts of the network.

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The push for new plans comes amid growing backlash among Conservative MPs against Chinese investment and a lack of transparency around Beijing's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Telegraph.The paper also reported Johnson hopes to ramp up trade talks with the United States, which has been one of the most vocal critics of the U.K.'s decision to allow Huawei into its market, citing

security concerns.The reports "simply don't make sense," Huawei Vice President Victor Zhang said in a statement. "As a private company, 100% owned by employees, which has operated in the UK for 20 years, our priority has been to help mobile and broadband companies keep Britain connected, which in this current health crisis has been more vital than ever. This is our proven track-record.”

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Good. Better late than never! Hopefully the UK will soon get rid of Chinese espionage. He better do it as fast as he can for the sake of the UK. realDonaldTrump Varneyco BreitbartNews LouDobbs marklevinshow TomFitton GOP BorisJohnson BBCOne LondonTimes nytimes WashTimes washingtonpost lauferlaw Why are happy to seen you safe PM Boris Johnson Mario Ayari_

lauferlaw I guess PM Johnson is catching on what Huawei is doing finally. Better late than never. More likely get the Americans to do it instead.. Probably handing the contract to Cummings, or a close associate of his 🙄 Good man BorisJohnson sir can you please explain to 'dumb' nation, how 5g is related to coronavirus crisis, except that realDonaldTrump hate it because surveillance is based on old network. 5g or any network tower will again can burn.. Huawei biggest competitor for Apple. Not related?..

Ok, and while you're doing that, can you get Bill Gates out of the government's ear. That would be appreciated. trupatriot20 Covfefe then. Great🙏 Almost dying can change a soul after all. Huh yes hurt china where it matters. Dumb. 👍 Cut it all together. We need our own 5G Good!

UK eyes cuts to Huawei's 5G network involvement in wake of COVID-19: reportPrime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's involvement in Britain's 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported https://bit.ly/2zmI2DE. Screw China we should bloody well have none of this in the first place! And how about all those companies involved & supporting in annexation of Palestinian lands, all dirt and disgusting. O Reino Unido só perde com isso

UK plans cut in Huawei's 5G network involvement: newspaper reportPrime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's involvement in Britain's 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported https://bit.ly/2zmI2DE. China lied about hong kong promise, and they lied on everything Do they finally realize Huawei is a spy company from the CCP? 🤓 The face of China🇨🇳

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