October 3, 2022
Huawei UK 5G ban: How the Chinese brand is performing around the world

Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned Huawei Technologies from Britain’s 5G network on Tuesday, angering China but pleased US President Donald Trump by indicating that the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West. Is.

Trump has repeatedly asked London to ban Huawei, which Washington calls an agent of the Chinese communist state.

Huawei denied spying for China and said the United States wants to thwart its development because no US company can offer the same class of technology at a competitive price.

Following is the approach for Huawei which has been taken by many other countries:

United States of america:

On June 30, the Federal Communications Commission formally designated Huawei and fellow Chinese company ZTE as threats to US national security, an announcement that required US firms to purchase equipment from the companies for $8.3 billion (about Rs 62,600 crore). ) from exploiting government funds. ,

In May, the Trump administration moved to block shipments of semiconductors from global chip makers to Huawei.


Australia banned Huawei from supplying equipment for 5G mobile networks in 2018. Huawei originally struck a deal to lay cables under the sea to bring high-speed internet to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, but in 2018 Australia decided to build and build the infrastructure on its own.

New Zealand:

New Zealand, a member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network together with Australia, the United States, Britain and Canada, blocked service provider Spark from using Huawei 5G equipment in 2018. Spark said last November it would put Huawei on its three-company. List of preferred 5G equipment suppliers along with Nokia of Finland and Samsung Electronics of South Korea.


Canada’s two biggest telecommunications firms teamed up with Sweden’s Ericsson and Nokia to build 5G networks in June, leaving Huawei for the project.

Canada, which is reviewing the security implications of 5G networks, has yet to make a decision on allowing Huawei to provide equipment for them.

The European Union:

In January, the European Union said countries could either ban or exclude high-risk 5G vendors from core parts of their telecommunications networks, a move that targets Huawei but stemmed from US calls for a complete ban. is less.


The German government is not expected to decide on rules for installing components in future 5G mobile communications networks before September.

Deutsche Telekom, Huawei’s biggest customer in Europe, has argued vigorously against any broad restrictions on individual foreign vendors.


The head of French cyber security agency ANSSI has denied a complete ban on Huawei equipment for 5G networks in a newspaper interview, but said French telecommunications companies were being encouraged to avoid switching to the Chinese company.


In early July, Huawei defended its record as a private sector infrastructure conglomerate, following reports Italy was considering excluding it from building its planned 5G network over security concerns.


Singapore’s largest wireless network operators chose Nokia and Ericsson over Huawei in June to form the main 5G network in the city-state.

© Thomson Reuters 2020

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