Huawei to build a 5G infrastructure in UK
The Chinese technology company provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, smartphones and is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. Huawei has expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks, providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China, and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market. Huawei has deployed its products and services in more than 170 countries.
The UK government came out with a final decision about foreign involvement into the development of 5G and gigabit-capable networks. The press release states that it will allow “high risk” vendors to help build the network under strict restrictions.
Huawei has not been named specifically but it’s evident that the UK government refers to the company as “high risk” along with ZTE. And despite the pressure US puts on its allies, UK will allow Huawei to participate in the 5G deployment albeit under certain conditions.
For one, the equipment used for building the 5G network from Huawei shouldn’t exceed 35% and it won’t be used in sensitive geographical locations such as power plants and military bases. Additionally, Huawei won’t be involved into the “core equipment” for the network.