Banning Huawei from UK’s 5G network is ‘disappointing and wrong’, says China
14 July 2020, 12:45 | Updated: 14 July 2020
The government has blocked Chinese tech giant Huawei from having access to the UK’s 5G network, the culture secretary announced today.
Oliver Dowden said “the government needs to look to the future” in a statement to the House of Commons, saying Huawei was a “high risk” vendor of 5G tech.
He confirmed that all Huawei technology is to be removed from the UK’s 5G network by 2027, and said that it will be made illegal for tech firms to buy any 5G equipment from Huawei.
It will take years but a step in the right direction.