It was good news for the world when 5G technology was launched. However, the technology is now faced with feedback ranging from sanctions to boycotts.
The UK has banned all mobile operators from buying Huawei kits after December 31, and they must also ensure that all kits previously purchased from 5G’s China companies are removed by 2027.
Oliver Dowden, the digital secretary, informed the house of commons of the decision. He said the decision would interrupt and delay the 5G rollout by a year in the country.
The decision now follows Washington’s sanctions, which claim that the company is a national security threat, which Huawei itself has denied.
5G Technology has been launched in dozens of countries around the world. In the UK it is already in many cities. The technology is expected to offer faster internet speed and the ability to support more wireless devices, which should be beneficial for everything from mobile games to higher quality video streams. The technology has also been projected to enable the development of vehicles that talk to each other.
Mr. Dowden said that it was not an easy decision, but the right one for the UK telecommunications networks, for UK’s national security and economy, now and in the future. He added that the government would begin a brief technical consultation with industry leaders about the decision.
However, he went on to explain that the UK must avoid becoming dependent on Nokia, whose devices are mainly shipped across the UK, and he desired to evade avoidable delays in the government’s commitment to the Gigabit for All by 2025.
In the U.S., the sanctions only affect the future, and the government had no reason to remove Huawei-supplied 2G, 3G, or 4G devices that are already in the U.S.
Huawei has said that the decision is very bad news to everyone with a smartphone in the UK. They added that it will make Britain a digital slow lane.
However, the decision has no impact on Huawei’s ability to sell its smartphones to consumers.
There are new restrictions on the use of the Companies broadband kit in the UK. Operators have been instructed to change the way of buying new Huawei devices for use in full fiber networks, ideally within the next two years to come.
The decision has been all way from last year. In January, the UK last look over Huawei’s part in its telecommunications industry when it was decided to continue to supply the company but introduced a cap on market share.
While Britain made such a decision quickly, it will have some implications. BT and Vodafone have already warned that residents may experience mobile use blackouts if they are forced to remove all Huawei’s 5G kits in less time.
The sanction has also led security bureaucrats to conclude that if the company had to start sourcing third-party chips for use in its devices, they could no longer guarantee the safety of their products.
All in all, the ban stays until official communication.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.