Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhangfei said Britain “will not say no” about the Chinese company’s involvement in the implementation of the 5G mobile network infrastructure.
The UK is considering the inclusion of Huawei in the project after the Trump administration in May prevented US companies from cooperating with the Chinese company, the US administration which was concerned about the security of Huawei’s hardware and his relations with the Chinese government.
Huawei’s executive director, Ren Zhangfei, told Sky News that Britain had a “very important” decision to make. “I think they did not say” no “as long as they do these rigorous tests and look at them seriously, and I think if they say” no “it will not be for us.”
The National Security Council in the UK decided in April to impose a preliminary ban on Huawei’s access to important parts of the national networks.
Last month, Jeremy Wright, then Minister of Culture, said that the United Kingdom was still seeking to clarify the consequences of US actions against the Chinese giant, adding that it would be “wrong to make specific decisions” before doing it.
The White House said Trump and Boris Johnson had been talking over the phone about “commercial issues, 5G and global security” this month.
The controversy over Huawei’s future in the UK as a 5G telecommunications provider has been going on, amid fears that it could allow the Chinese government to spy on people in the West a claim that the company has denied Many times.
Anxious to ease tensions with the Chinese company, three and Sky Mobile recently announced that it will offer its customers a Huawei 5G smartphone as part of the deployment of their new 5G networks, making them the first mobile operators Kingdom United.
This comes, while the US National Security Adviser said during a visit to the UK, that concerns about Huawei’s participation in Britain’s fifth-generation network could wait until Brexit is dissolved.
John Bolton said the Johnson government representatives expressed appreciation for the White House’s views on Huawei. “In particular they said they are looking for everything from the start on the Huawei issue, and they are very concerned about the lack of compromise between telecom security and the development of 5G technology,” he said.
Source: Al Jazeera