May has given Chinese telecoms firm limited role in supplying future 5G mobile network
Senior Tory MPs have expressed alarm about Theresa May’s readiness to give the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei a limited role in supplying the future 5G mobile phone network against the advice of some cabinet ministers, security chiefs and the US.
Huawei will be banned from supplying core parts of the network but will get a role in non-core technology, after leaks from a meeting of the national security council (NSC).
Allowing Huawei to build the UK’s 5G network could expose the UK’s critical national infrastructure to additional ‘risk’ and is causing serious concerns amongst many in the #FiveEyes intelligence community & Parliamentarians with oversight on cyber issues. Time for a rethink….?
I fear this may prove to be a bad decision, with major strategic #datasecurity & contract issues. Only a few weeks ago the excellent @TurnbullMalcolm, former Prime Minister of Australia, was here warning against this very decision. https://t.co/MmcphBb8Dd
A bad and short-sighted decision which fails to heed the warnings of US and Australian experiece. I fear that this has not been thought through or treated with the importance it deserves. https://t.co/iOCQI7i0hM via @Telegraph
Link : Senior Tories alarmed over Huawei’s new role within UK’s network