Day: July 4, 2020

UK PM Johnson to phase out Huawei’s 5G role within months – The Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: People are seen in a Huawei shop on a street following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to begin phasing out the use of Chinese tech giant Huawei’s technology in Britain’s 5G network as soon as this year, The Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday.

Officials are drawing up proposals to stop installing new Huawei Technologies equipment in the 5G network in as little as six months, and to speed up the removal of technology that is already in place, the newspaper bit.ly/3f12gST reported.

The move comes after the nation’s spy agency GCHQ raised new security fears over Chinese technology.

A report prepared by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre concludes that new U.S. sanctions on Huawei will force the company to use untrusted technology that could make the risk impossible to control, the

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