British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wants to Phase Out Huawei’s Involvement
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may already want to phase out Huawei’s involvement in the country’s 5G network this year. That reports The Telegraph.
Earlier, the newspaper reported that Johnson had instructed officials to draw up plans to ban China from its UK infrastructure by 2023.
According to the newspaper, next week, Johnson will face a report from the British intelligence services that Huawei will be forced by US sanctions to use “unreliable” technology.
Huawei has been accused by the United States of, among other things, of espionage practices.
Government officials are currently working on plans that will require Huawei to stop installing new 5G equipment in the UK within six months, according to The Telegraph.
The removal of existing equipment from the Chinese company would also be accelerated.
In January, Johnson signed a 5G agreement drawn up by the Theresa May government, allowing Huawei to provide specific “non-core components” for the UK network.
This sparked outrage in Washington, which had urged the British not to partner with the Chinese company.