UK imposes ban on China’s Huawei

All 5G kits to be removed by 2027

UK imposes ban on China’s Huawei

Huawei will be completely removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of 2027, the UK Government announced on Tuesday after a review by the country’s National Cyber Security Centre on the impact of US sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications giant.

London, July 14

Huawei will be completely removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of 2027, the UK Government announced on Tuesday after a review by the country’s National Cyber Security Centre on the impact of US sanctions against the Chinese telecommunications giant.

‘Experts advised ban’

Following technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided to ban Huawei. — Oliver Dowden, UK Secretary of State

In the lead up to this complete removal of all Huawei kit from UK networks, there will be a total ban on the purchase of any new 5G kit after December 31, 2020.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the UK’s National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in response to new US sanctions against the telecom major imposed in May which removed the firm’s access to products which have been built based on US semiconductor technology.

“The 5G network will be transformative for our country, but only if we have confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure it is built upon,” said Oliver Dowden, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

“Following US sanctions against Huawei and updated technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided it necessary to ban Huawei from our 5G networks,” he said. — PTI  

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