Johnson has previously banned the use of Huawei equipment in key and most vulnerable parts of 5G networks in the UK
The office of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to completely ban the use of Huawei equipment in British 5G networks due to a possible threat to national security. This is reported by the Financial Times.
According to the publication, members of the British conservative party insist on the exclusion of Huawei technology from the infrastructure of 5G and other telecommunication networks in the country by 2023. Johnson has previously banned the use of Huawei equipment in key and most vulnerable parts of 5G networks in Britain. He said in January that the country does not have many other options for deploying 5G infrastructure. Operator Vodafone said that removing Huawei equipment from its networks would require significant financial costs.
According to media reports, U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in a telephone conversation with Johnson argued that Britain should abandon Huawei equipment. A member of the U.S. Congress told the media that Washington is going to reduce its cooperation with London in the exchange of intelligence, if it does not refuse to cooperate with the Chinese company. The U.S. claims that Huawei is cooperating with Chinese intelligence agencies. Huawei denies it.