Amid the firm’s current international scrutiny and security threat as described by some countries. Huawei’s role of creating 5G in UK is causing deep concerns on the latter’s official.
UK’s Defense Secretary has reportedly said he has “very deep concerns” about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network.
Gavin Williamson’s comments – reported by the Times – came after some nations restricted use of the firm’s products in 5G networks over security concerns.
The UK says China is behind hackers targeting commercial secrets. Huawei denies any link to the Chinese state.
“I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It’s something we’d have to look at very closely,” Williamson said.
Australia, New Zealand and the US have restricted use of Huawei technology in 5G mobile networks, and Williamson said the UK would look at their example.
“We’ve got to recognise the fact, as has been recently exposed, that the Chinese state does sometimes act in a malign way,” he added.