The United States are putting more and more pressure on their allies around the world, urging them to exclude any Huawei involvement in 5G network infrastructure. The US are citing “national security” reasons in their attempt to block Huawei worldwide, but the Chinese company is willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments.
We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard”, Liang Hua, Huawei chairman
The United Kingdom is still considering the extent at which it will allow Huawei to get involved with its national network, Reuters reports. A report is due soon on the security questions surrounding Huawei, a review which all network operators will have to comply with.
The security and resilience of the UK’s telecoms networks is of paramount importance, and we have strict controls for how Huawei equipment is currently deployed in the UK — British government spokesman