The Huawei 5G partnership is a threat to the UK’s national security

By Dr Alan Mendoza

Imagine if you were told that your new home internet network was going to be part built and maintained by a company alleged to have links to some of the most prolific identity thieves in your area.

In all likelihood, you would change your provider.

Yet that is precisely the course of action the British government is not intending to take with a forthcoming critical infrastructure decision.

If leaks from Tuesday’s National Security Council meeting are to be believed, widely held concerns over the potential security threat posed by Chinese giant Huawei have been waved away.

Although it is yet to be officially confirmed, the belief in Westminster is that Huawei has been granted the opportunity of supplying “non-core parts” of the UK’s new 5G data network.

 

Read the full article in City A.M.

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