The United States has warned the British government not to use Huawei technology in the country’s 5G network,media reported. On Monday, local time, the US sent a delegation led by Matt Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser, to present a new piece of evidence to the UK and claimed that Huawei posed a threat to the UK, telling the UK that deploying Huawei’s technology “would be a crazy move”.
The British government could make a decision as early as this month, the BBC reported. The BBC has repeatedly announced that the UK will meet a deadline for a decision on when to make a decision on China. If the UK approves Huawei’s technology, it will only be used in some non-core parts of the network to ensure that information remains secure as it is transmitted over the network.
The US has been lobbying hard for European countries to oppose Huawei’s entry into their 5G networks. So far, Poland has made it harder for Huawei to get into its network, and Germany is under new pressure. After Britain leaves the EU, its goal is to strike a trade deal with the US, so the UK is not in a good position to confront the US.
In response, a Huawei spokesman said: “We are a private company that has been supplying 3G, 4G and broadband equipment to UK telecommunications companies for 15 years. British experts have made it clear that our technology does not pose a security risk. “