British government officially announces 'policy to completely remove Huawei products from 5G communication network by 2027'


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The United States strongly accused Huawei, a major Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer, of 'has a backdoor on Huawei products under the direction of the Communist Party of China, which poses a risk in information and communication,' and added various sanctions. I will. Meanwhile, the UK has also officially announced its policy of 'eliminating all Huawei products from the UK's 5G network by 2027.'

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In recent years, the U.S. government has tightened its squeeze on Huawei, and in 2019 President Donald Trump

signed a presidential decree 'banning the trading of foreign products with information and communication risks' toward the exclusion of Huawei. And on June 30, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated Huawei as a 'national security threat' along with smartphone manufacturer ZTE.

This movement has spread to the outside of the United States, and on July 14, 2020, the British government 'prohibits purchasing new Huawei 5G related products after December 31, 2020' 'By the end of 2027 Exclude all Huawei products from the UK 5G network” and announced a new Huawei exclusion policy. This policy follows the advice of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and was decided at the National Security Council held on July 14, 2020.

The UK once allowed Huawei to enter the 5G network, and in February 2020, while allowing Huawei to use some of its products, decided to limit the occupancy rate to 35%. I was doing it. However, it seems that the decision has been made due to pressure from the United States, as there is a backlash from members of the Diet and conservative parties in the ruling party, who are in conflict with the current administration.

The NCSC said the decision would require UK companies to access Huawei's current reliance on technology and lack sufficient alternatives, necessitating a major supply chain restructuring. Still, the government decided to eliminate Huawei products due to future security issues.

British Minister for Culture in Digital Affairs

Oliver Dowden argued that keeping the country safe is a national obligation, and the government is responsible for ensuring the Internet as secure as possible. On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce strengthened export control to Huawei and related companies, which caused uncertainty in Huawei's product supply capacity and supply chain, and could guarantee the security of Huawei products. He said it was gone.

Due to the policy of completely removing Huawei products from 5G networks, the deployment of 5G networks in the United Kingdom will be delayed for about 2 to 3 years, and the additional cost will be about 2 billion pounds (about 1.6 trillion yen) .. This decision is also set by law by the 2022 general election and is expected to be irreversible. Despite admitting the decision was not an easy one, Dowden argued that it was the right decision in the long run for the British telecommunications network, national security and economy.

Robert O'Brien , the Trump administration's presidential aide to national security affairs , said: 'British action is'untrustworthy vendors such as Huawei backed by the Chinese Communist Party pose a national security threat'.' It reflects the growing national agreement.' He accuses of working with the United Kingdom and other allies to foster innovation, promote diversity of 5G vendors and ensure 5G security.

Ed Brewster, a spokeswoman for Huawei UK, pointed out that the decision was bad news for any mobile phone user in the UK. By completely removing Huawei from the 5G network, Britain argued that it would miss the digital wave and widen the digital divide.

Also, Ambassador Liu Xiaoming , stationed in the UK, is disappointed with the UK's false decision on Huawei. I'm wondering if the UK can offer foreign companies an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment,” Twitter said. I said in.

According to Huawei's financial results for the first half of 2020, sales during the period were 444.4 billion yuan (about 6.8 trillion yen), an increase of 13.1% from the previous year, and the net profit ratio was 9.2%. Despite the strict regulations from the United States, the business performance has been solid due to the increasing importance of information and communication technology due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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