While the United States has taken strict measures against Huawei, Britain which is its ally has not. The British Parliament rejected a advised ban on Huawei’s tech and products. The committee had said back in July that “there are no technical grounds for excluding Huawei entirely from the UK’s 5G or other telecommunications networks”.
Currently, information say Boris Johnson is set to grant Huawei access to the UK’s 5G network. First noted by Sunday Times, sources in the senior government and security services have said that the British government is moving forward with a decision to grant Huawei open to the “non-contentious” parts of the network.
There is not an explanation for which they meant by non-contentious sections of the network but some sources say this refers to sections of the network wherever if possible surveillance by the Chinese were to happen, the damage will be minimal.
The UK’s move may perhaps hurt its relationship with the US and could result in sanctions. However, others say that the decision to grant Huawei access could force Huawei’s competitors these types of as Nokia and Ericsson to lower prices.