FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of a Huawei and 5G network logo in this illustrated image, March 30, 2019. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei from China [HWT.UL] He said he was confident that Britain would evaluate the evidence to decide if its equipment should be deployed in 5G networks after the United States said it would be “crazy” to allow the use of technology.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday morning that Huawei critics needed to say what alternative technology should be used instead, although he added that he would not make any decision that would risk Britain’s national security or cooperation with intelligence exchange partners.
A decision is expected this month on whether to allow Huawei to supply some “non-core” parts to the UK network.
Victor Zhang, vice president of Huawei, said the company fully agreed with Johnson that “the British public deserves access to the best possible technology.”
“We trust that the UK government will make an evidence-based decision, instead of unsubstantiated accusations,” he said in a statement.
He added: “Two United Kingdom parliamentary committees concluded that there are no technical reasons to prohibit the supply of 5G equipment and this week the MI5 chief said there are no ‘reasons to think’ that the UK’s intelligence exchange relationship with the The United States would be harmed if Britain continued to use Huawei technology. ”
Paul Sandle report; edition by Stephen Addison