Britain Needs to Sort out Its Own 5G Shit Before Even Thinking About Banning Huawei

By Shabana Arif on at

Following all of this Huawei furore, health secretary Matt Hancock warns that the UK needs its own British-based rival before ousting the Chinese company's wares from our shores.

As pointed out earlier this year, ditching Huawei's equipment could delay the rollout of 5G across the country by a year or more. To that end, Hancock is pushing for a home-grown alternative and is advising against rash action.

Currently all four major mobile networks use Huawei kit in their infrastructure for 5G, so an outright ban would leave them scuppered.

That's not something the US appears to be concerned about and the country has put the pressure on Britain by dropping some not so subtle indications that continued dealings with Huawei may lead to it not sharing its intelligence with us anymore. A devastating blow, to be sure.

Trump has walked back the comments by saying that the there will "absolutely" be an agreement on Huawei, adding, "We have an incredible intelligence relationship and we will be able to work out any differences. I think we're not going to have it. We did discuss it. I see absolutely no limitations. We've never had limitations." [TechRadar]