The UK government wants to impose a limited market share on Huawei when the 5G network rolls out completely.
Boris Johnson, UK’s prime minister, said on Tuesday that the government will provide a market cap for Huawei telecommunications to foster better competition among the telecom providers in the country.
US gave reasons for such request, claiming that the presence of the Chinese company poses a significant threat to the US-UK intelligence sharing.
Huawei insists there is no Chinese interference in its operations
Huawei is insisting that its activities are strictly based on private dealings and the Chinese government does not have a hand in its strategic decisions. The company stated that it’s unfair to treat it differently from other global companies.
According to Huawei, there should be a fair global security standard that every company should adhere to.
The company further stated that it’s wrong to subject it or scrutinize every one of its activities because of its name as a Chinese company. Huawei should be treated as a private independent company just like other global companies.
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, commented recently on Twitter that the UK has a massive decision to make regarding its 5G network operation. The decision will tell whether the country is ready to agree to the U.S. persuasion to follow Washington’s lead.
The decision will prevent over-reliance on Huawei
The Financial Times reported that the UK prime minister is considering imposing the market cap on Huawei technologies because of the benefits it will bring to the country.
It means that Huawei will have a limit to the UK’s 5G technology market share. According to a close source, the decision is very important to avoid relying too much on the Chinese company.
The US government wants to bring other network careers to boost the level of competition and prevent the over-reliance of Huawei, which could harm 5G growth in the country.
The UK wants to conclude on the market cap decision at the National Security Council tomorrow. The Financial Times also reported that the government has not decided on the final decision yet, but based on what is on the ground, the obvious decision would be to approve the market cap on 5G.
Germany also skeptical about Huawei
Last week, Reuters reported that Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has told her lawmakers to hold on before deciding whether the country will issue a license to Huawei for 5G operation in the country.
However, German operators, who are all patronizing Huawei, have warned that banning Huawei from the country would lead to unprecedented delays in the proper launch and growth of 5G technology.
They stated that Huawei’s presence would speed things up and facilitate 5G growth because of the company’s advanced technology.
China is trying to dominate fields in autonomous driving, robotics, and automation. The country is hoping that since Huawei is a pacesetter in the 5G technology, it would help to facilitate its ambition.
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