UK reassessing the role of Huawei in 5G networks
The UK government is conducting a new review of the impact of allowing Huawei ’s telecommunications equipment to be used in the UK ’s 5G network.The National Cy...
The UK government is conducting a new review of the impact of allowing Huawei ’s telecommunications equipment to be used in the UK ’s 5G network.
The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) stepped in after the US imposed new sanctions on Chinese companies due to security concerns.
In January, Britain resisted pressure from the United States and asked it to ban Huawei from contributing to 5G.
An NCSC spokesperson said: "The security and resilience of our network is critical."
"After the United States announced further sanctions against Huawei, NCSC is carefully studying their possible impact on the UK network."
Sanctions have restricted Huawei from using US technology and software to design its semiconductors.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is concerned that Huawei violated the regulations implemented last year, which required the company to obtain a license to export U.S. products.
It said Huawei circumvented this rule by using American semiconductor manufacturing equipment in factories in other countries.
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UK government had previously approved Huawei to play a limited role in building the country's new mobile network.
The technology giant has been banned from providing kits to "sensitive parts" (called cores) of the network. In addition, only 35% of the kits are allowed in network peripherals (including antenna masts).
The UK Mobile Operator (NCSC)-part of the intelligence agency GCHQ-told the UK mobile operator that they will have three years to comply with the upper limit of using Huawei equipment in their networks.
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