UK looking for an alternative 5G-Huawei equipment in Japan and South Korea
In connection with the continuing pressure from the United States consider the use of technology Huawei a national security threat, Britain began searching for alternatives 5G-equipment of the Chinese company. According to Reuters, British officials discussed the possibility of delivery of 5G network equipment to companies from South Korea and Japan.
According to the source, in talks with Japanese NEC Corp and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, which first reported Bloomberg, held in the framework of the announced in the past year, the UK plan for diversification of suppliers for 5G equipment.
In January, the UK has identified Huawei as a «provider with a high level of risk», limiting the share of its participation in the construction of 5G networks and eliminating it from among the equipment suppliers for the core network.
The United States believes that this is not enough and continue to exert pressure with the aim to exclude completely the use of British equipment operators Huawei.
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Tom cotton (Tom Cotton) has warned the UK that the decision to allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks could hurt military cooperation and cause problems in trade negotiations between the two countries.