The 5G network is being used on both sides of the Atlantic, and the role that Chinese technology companies can play in this process is the focus of Washington and London. Donald Trump's administration is a person who is advancing at a more rapid pace in this matter, with executive orders at the stove door to ban American companies from purchasing Huawei and ZTE equipment.
Eight months will be spent working on the move, which will be implemented in January, according to what was reported to Reuters by two sources close to the White House. The order will be carried out by the Ministry of Commerce and will be implemented immediately, precisely because US operators are looking for partners at the right time to implement the 5G network in this country.
Although the order, based on the International Emergency Economic Power Act, is not possible to mention Huawei or ZTE directly, Trade officials are expected to interpret it as an authorization to limit the spread of products produced by the two companies, because of suspicions that they are operating for Beijing, spying on Americans.
In the case of Britain, he was the defense minister, Gavin Williamson, who spoke on this issue. "I have serious and very deep concerns about Huawei providing 5G networks in the UK. That is something we must pay close attention to," Williamson said, according to the local newspaper The Times.
This is the first time that authority in the United Kingdom has expressed concern. "We have to look at what partners like Australia and the United States are doing to ensure that they have maximum security from the 5G network and we must recognize the fact, as recently stated, that the Chinese state sometimes acts in a vicious manner. "
Despite the growing negative environment facing Huawei internationally, the Chinese giant projects revenues of US $ 108,500,000 for 2018, an increase of 21% over the same period the previous year. "No matter how this storm situation changes, our procurement strategy, especially with regard to US suppliers, will not change," said the rotating CEO of Huawei.