onsdag 29. januar 2020

U.K. Government Opens Narrow Door To Huawei

After more than a year of intense internal study and deliberation, and pressure from both the U.S. and Chinese governments, London on Tuesday decided to allow carriers to include controversial Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei as a vendor in portions of their next-generation 5G mobile telecommunications networks. The decision was a complicated one, and the details of how U.K. government policy will be carried out to implement the decision will be important to watch, both for the U.K. and the U.S., and for the rest of Europe.

The decision taken by the most senior levels of the U.K. government is to allow Huawei to participate in portions of the country’s radio access network (RAN) deployments, while carriers will not be able to use the firm’s equipment in the core portions of the network. It is one of the most charged geotechnology-related decisions we have seen to date.