The chief executive of Chinese manufacturer Huawei has recently stated that he believes the UK will not be disallowing his company in bringing 5G coverage. He said that he believes the country will not be a stumbling point for his company.
The CEO of the Chinese telecommunications giant Ren Zhengfei made the comments amid a standoff between Huawei and politicians belonging to the Britain – over the roll out of 5G infrastructure.
The CEO of the company told the Britain’s Sky news : “I think they won’t say no to us as long as they go through those rigorous tests and look at it in a serious manner. I think if they say no, it won’t be to us.”
Not so long ago, in fact, just in April of this year, the country’s National Security Council agreed to a Dr facto block to Huawei being allowed and given access to some of the more critical parts of the UK’s mobile networks.
The concerns that the Chinese government might be given a backdoor to Britain’s telecoms network through Huawei have been no secret – and have gained pace recently. Naturally as one would imagine, Huawei has continued to deny such claims that some of the company’s equipment was being used for the purposes of eavesdropping.
Three months ago back in May of this year, the president for the USA – Donald Trump took upon the decision to ban Huawei from trading with firms that are based in the States amid a trade war between Washington and Beijing. Respect for intellectual property laws by the company has been one of the many issues that has motivated the two countries to not be on the same page in recent times.
Just last month, UK indicated that it was unwilling to make a decision before the outcome of the US actions against Huawei became clear. And while there were indications that the situation between the US and China was getting better, however, with the more recent decision taken by Trump and his administration which prohibits government agencies for buying certain kinds of Huawei Equipment – it’s likely that an agreement right now is far fetched.