Huawei responded to the British government’s decision to allow Huawei to continue to participate in the construction of the UK’s 5G network. On January 28th Zhang Jiangang, Huawei’s vice-president, responded that this gave the UK access to the world’s leading technology while ensuring a competitive market. The Global Times reported on January 28th that the British government had decided to allow Huawei to continue to participate in the construction of the UK’s 5G network, but imposed some restrictions.
The British government has banned Huawei from supplying equipment to the “sensitive parts” of the network, or “core”, and will allow huawei to provide 35 per cent of its 5G network peripherals, including radio base stations, and its equipment will not be installed in the vicinity of military and nuclear bases in the UK.
According to public information, Huawei has been supplying technology to UK telecom operators for more than 15 years. But Mr Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, has come under pressure from the US to block Huawei on the grounds of “national security”.
Three of the UK’s four mobile companies have announced they will use Huawei’s 5G products in their peripherals, the Global Times said.
In response, Zhang Jiangang, Huawei’s vice president, said the British government confirmed that Huawei could continue to work with customers to maintain the progress of 5G deployments. This evidence-based decision will bring a more advanced, secure and cost-effective telecommunications infrastructure to the UK to meet the needs of the future. This gives the UK access to global lying technology while ensuring a competitive market.
“We have been providing cutting-edge technology to UK telecom operators for over 15 years. We will build on this track record to support our clients when investing in 5G networks, boost economic growth and help the UK remain globally competitive. Mr. Zhang said Huawei’s endorsement of a diversified supplier market and fair competition are critical to improving network reliability, promoting innovation, and ensuring consumers have the best technology.