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Ban Huawei from core of 5G networks, government told

July 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei should not be allowed to provide equipment for the core of the UK’s 5G networks, according to a committee of MPs, but they also said that there are no technical grounds for a complete ban on the Chinese company’s involvement in the country’s 5G network rollout.

While UK networks have been using equipment from Huawei for many years, in the last 18 months, the US, in particular, has become increasingly vocal about its concerns over the potential security risks involved with using Huawei equipment in the new 5G networks currently being rolled out.

It has argued that using Huawei equipment risks giving the Chinese state a backdoor into these critical networks, which could allow it to spy with ease. Huawei has denied that this would be possible, and the US has so far provided no evidence to back up its claims.

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