UK: Huawei OK for 5G roll-out

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Above: Huawei’s Victor Zhang. Photo courtesy Huawei.

The UK government has cleared Huawei to participate in parts of the country’s 5G network rollout. The decision was made on Tuesday (Jan. 28, 2020) after a National Security Council meeting, chaired by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Victor Zhang, Vice-President, Huawei, made the following statement:

Huawei is reassured by the UK government’s confirmation that we can continue working with our customers to keep the 5G roll-out on track. This evidence-based decision will result in a more advanced, more secure and more cost-effective telecoms infrastructure that is fit for the future. It gives the UK access to world-leading technology and ensures a competitive market.

We have supplied cutting-edge technology to telecoms operators in the UK for more than 15 years. We will build on this strong track record, supporting our customers as they invest in their 5G networks, boosting economic growth and helping the UK continue to compete globally.

We agree a diverse vendor market and fair competition are essential for network reliability and innovation, as well as ensuring consumers have access to the best possible technology.