Britain has decided to allow China’s Huawei to build next-generation telecommunications networks, despite intense pressure from Washington to completely isolate it from its market.

Huawei in Europe with 5GThe Government announced Tuesday that the world’s leading 5G equipment company would be able to apply for infrastructure but under certain restrictions.

A quota will be in force for Huawei, determining that it will not be able to control more than 35% of this market.

In addition, it will not be able to build networks affecting the mission-critical and security-related 5G infrastructure.

Huawei will also not be allowed to order networks in some geographical regions, such as locations around nuclear power plants and military bases.

Washington has urged the Boris Johnson government to impose a total ban on Huawei, saying Beijing could use its equipment to steal secrets in the West. On Friday, President Donald Trump spoke with Johnson over the phone and, according to the Sunday Times, proposed co-developing 5G technology. But when the prime minister told him he couldn’t wait that long, and his country would lose its competitive edge, Trump became irritated. British services have said for a long time that they believe they can control the possible risks that come from allowing Chinese people into British infrastructure.

Although the decision restricted that access, Huawei immediately said it was fact-based. We have received assurances from the UK government that we can continue to work with our customers to put 5G networks in the country on time, according to a company quoted by Reuters.

Germany has not yet announced its position on Huawei’s involvement in next-generation communications networks, but it is very close to that of London.

For the UK, this is not the end of the dispute with the US, because Americans may raise the topic in negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement after Brexit, which begins next week.

Here’s what else is being said in the government message:

– Providers who pose a high risk to security and stability will be excluded from particularly important 5G networks and those with at least gigabit information per the second capacity;

– The National Cyber ​​Security Center will instruct operators on how to implement the solution, and appropriate legislation will be adopted as soon as possible; operators will be provided with practical tips on how to implement the solution and how to reduce the risk of such sensors

– the 35% limit applies to the so-called. the periphery of the network, known as the “access network,” and connecting devices and equipment to mobile communications towers; this quota will be reviewed to determine whether the expected diversification of market participants will reduce it

– in their entirety, the measures will reduce the potential risk of cybercrime supply networks and counter-threats to other countries’ funded attacks

– the Government will develop an ambitious strategy to diversify the supply chain to attract proven names from outside the UK, to stimulate the emergence of new ones that would break the industry status quo in support of open and shared threshold-lowering standards with participating in contests for competitions.

Despite pressure from the United States, the European Union does not want to exclude Huawei from the development of the 5G network in Europe, but will impose strict rules, said European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Digitization Thierry Breton, quoted by France Press.

In his words, it’s not about discrimination, it’s just about setting rules. These rules will be strict, there will be requirements and, of course, Europe will accept all operators who wish to apply them, the Commissioner added to MEPs.

The former French Minister of Economy, who was also the head of France Telecom, will present tomorrow a “toolbox” created jointly by EU member states, in coordination with the European Commission.

Thierry Breton pointed out that in this toolbox there would be opportunities for each country, for each operator, to have several sources of supply, as the risks had to be regulated.

Earlier today, the UK announced that it would allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to play a limited role in building the UK’s 5G networks.

The EU does not want to exclude Huawei from its 5G network but will impose strict rules

Despite pressure from the United States, the European Union does not want to exclude Huawei from the development of the 5G network in Europe, but will impose strict rules, said European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Digitization Thierry Breton, quoted by France Press.

In his words, it’s not about discrimination, and it’s just about setting rules. These rules will be strict, and there will be requirements, and, of course, Europe will accept all operators who wish to apply them, the Commissioner added to MEPs.

The former French Minister of Economy, who was also the head of France Telecom, will present tomorrow a “toolbox” created jointly by EU member states, in coordination with the European Commission.

Thierry Breton pointed out that in this toolbox, there would be opportunities for each country, for each operator, to have several sources of supply, as the risks had to be regulated.

Earlier today, the UK announced that it would allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to play a limited role in building the UK’s 5G networks.

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