The suppression continues to intensify! According to Reuters, on November 30 local time, the British government announced that domestic telecom providers would ban the implementation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021. This is part of the UK’s effort to “clear” Huawei equipment out of the country’s 5G network programme, according to sources.
09:25 GMT, Monday, November 30, 2020
The British Digital Minister, Oliver Dawden, allegedly referred to Huawei in a statement as a “high-risk seller” and argued that it posed a danger to so-called “national security”
The British Government has also announced the development of a diversified 5G supply chain policy with an estimated expenditure of 250 million pounds, including collaboration with NEC and the establishment of new test equipment.
As an ally of the United States’ Five Eyes Coalition, the United Kingdom declared in July this year its intention to stop the use of Huawei equipment in 5G building. At the time, Oliver Dawden said that from December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom will avoid buying new Huawei equipment and that the Huawei equipment being used in the 5G network in the United Kingdom must be dismantled before 2027.
In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry Speaker Hua Chunying once claimed that without any conclusive facts, the British side used unjustified risks as a pretext to work with the United States in discriminating against and banning Chinese firms, openly breaching the values of the market economy and free trade laws. Violation by the British side of the related commitments would seriously harm the legitimate interests of Chinese firms and seriously affect the basis of reciprocal confidence between China and the United Kingdom. China firmly opposes this and would take all appropriate steps to protect Chinese companies’ legitimate rights and interests.
Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming also said that modifying orders and banning Huawei would not only harm Britain’s image of openness, industry, democracy and integrity, but would also harm Britain’s image of an independent government.
If British telecommunications operators break the legislation and use the network equipment of Huawei, up to 10% of their turnover or 100,000 pounds can be fined per day. The British Telecom network would ban the use of Huawei devices, according to a new draft legislation introduced by the British Parliament on Tuesday local time.
The British government announced that the Telecommunications (Defense) Act would strengthen British telecommunications network security requirements and remove risks from high-risk suppliers.
In July of this year the British Government agreed to prohibit from the end of 2027 the use of Huawei devices in the 5G network of the region.
The Telecommunications (Security) Act aims to elevate the decision of the British Government to law in July in order to provide a basis for law enforcement to manage any risks from so-called high-risk suppliers in the future and to impose severe penalties on operators of telecommunications that violate the rules.
Oliver Dowden, Minister of Digitalization, Entertainment, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom, said that only if they are healthy and resilient will the gains of 5G and fiber-optic networks be realized.
He said while talking about the Telecommunications (Security) Act, “This groundbreaking bill will make the UK one of the countries with the most stringent telecommunications security system in the world. It will allow us to take the necessary actions to protect our The internet.”
Huawei said it was upset that it was sought by the British government to remove it from operators of 5G network equipment.
“This decision is motivated by political motives, not based on a fair assessment of risks.” In response to the UK’s strategy, Huawei vice president Zhang Guowei said. “This is not in anyone’s best interest because it will allow the UK to enter digital development. Slow lane and endanger the development agenda set by the British government.”
In compliance with the provisions of the Telecommunications (Security) Act, the responsibility for regulating and reviewing the protection of telecommunications companies will be delegated to the British telecommunications regulator.
The substance and regulations of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill will be discussed next week by members of the British Parliament. Any senators intend to more easily withdraw Huawei devices. But the UK’s mobile network would rely heavily on Nokia and Ericsson without Huawei.