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UK to purge Huawei from 5G network by 2027, angering China and pleasing U.S.
Reuters ^ | 07/14/2020 | Paul Sandle, Guy Faulconbridge

Posted on 07/14/2020 7:32:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West.

The seven-year lag will please British telecoms operators such as BT (BT.L), Vodafone (VOD.L) and Three (0215.HK), which had feared they would be forced to spend billions of pounds to rip out Huawei equipment much faster.

From the end of the year, it will be illegal for operators to buy any 5G equipment from Huawei, Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden told parliament.

He said the decision would mean a delay to the roll-out of 5G by two to three years, and add costs of up to 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion).

The United States had long pushed Johnson to reverse a decision he made in January to grant Huawei a limited role in 5G. London has also been dismayed by a crackdown in Hong Kong and the perception China did not tell the whole truth over the coronavirus.

Dowden said the cyber arm of Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency, the National Cyber Security Centre, had told ministers it could no longer guarantee the stable supply of Huawei gear after the United States imposed new sanctions on chip technology.

Telecoms companies will also be told to stop using Huawei in fixed-line fibre broadband within the next two years.

“This has not been an easy decision, but it is the right one for the UK telecoms networks, for our national security and our economy, both now and indeed in the long run,” Dowden said.

“By the time of the next election, we will have implemented in law an irreversible path for the complete removal of Huawei equipment from our 5G networks.”

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 5g; china; hongkong; huawei; uk

1 posted on 07/14/2020 7:32:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

OOPs! I can hear the snap in China’s pants rolling into a huge knot over this!


2 posted on 07/14/2020 7:39:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

UK needs to brace itself for the ChiCom’s coming revenge.


3 posted on 07/14/2020 7:42:14 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hah. Someone peed in Huawei’s rice bowl.


4 posted on 07/14/2020 7:42:18 AM PDT by Noumenon (The fight's on. Let's not lose.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So the Brits are gonna let the People’s Liberation Army get NATO secrets until 2027?


5 posted on 07/14/2020 7:47:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Just Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It appears that Huawei 5G equipment will be replaced by Cisco and Ericsson hardware a lot faster than people think.


6 posted on 07/14/2020 7:48:13 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: SeekAndFind

11 2026, “Well... maybe by 2052.”


7 posted on 07/14/2020 7:50:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why the wait until 2027?

World War III will be over then, should President Harris be in her second term.


8 posted on 07/14/2020 7:51:06 AM PDT by Quentin Quarantino
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To: SeekAndFind

I read that the US Intel services gave the Brits a REAL education of what the Red Chinese are up to and the Brits did not like what they heard. That and the US telling they would move military equipment to hell out of the UK as a result convinced them to do their own complete investigations.

That was way back when this all started and then MI6 got involved and THEY got an eye opener all by themselves.

Then this TicToc thingy and all that..

THANK THE MAN UPSTAIRS for this President! If he was not in there, we would all be fully in the grasp of the Commie bastards by now.

BTW, Red China, although claimed to be communist, has converted to National Socialism-NAZIism. They have nationalized nearly all former private industry into the support of the government. Instead of direct ownership of all industry, they use it to their advantage and let it continue as long as it supports the National socialist ideals.


9 posted on 07/14/2020 7:52:33 AM PDT by crz
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To: SeekAndFind

The real reason for Covid19.
China wants to take control of 5G away from Intel-Qualcom-Apple


10 posted on 07/14/2020 8:16:27 AM PDT by Zathras
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The real reason for Covid19.
China wants to take control of 5G away from Intel-Qualcom-Apple
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Alchemists did it again!
Turning tin foil into reality on a daily basis now.


11 posted on 07/14/2020 8:40:19 AM PDT by JCL3 (As Richard Feynman might have said, this is reality taking precedence over public relations.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are you kidding me? By 2027 they’ll be ready to replace 5G with 6G anyway. “We’re getting rid of our Ford cars in protest. After they hit 100,000 milts. “


12 posted on 07/14/2020 8:48:07 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Huawei bump for later.....


13 posted on 07/14/2020 8:59:21 AM PDT by indthkr
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2027 will be too late. We will be in a world war with China (and likely Russia) by 2024 or so.


14 posted on 07/14/2020 9:30:13 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Politics is the continuation of war by other means. --Clausewitz)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why wait till 2027?
The british politicians have taken the bribes and the chinese 5g network will remain.


15 posted on 07/14/2020 3:38:56 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....He the master will plant more cotton for the democrat party)
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