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Money US tells UK using Huawei 5G gear would be 'nothing short of madness,' report says

13:30  14 january  2020
13:30  14 january  2020 Source:   cnbc.com

Huawei says sales rose 18% in 2019 despite US pressure

  Huawei says sales rose 18% in 2019 despite US pressure Huawei says sales rose 18% in 2019 despite US pressureThe estimate came in an annual New Year's message to employees from chairman Eric Xu. The letter predicted 2020 would be a difficult year, saying the American pressure creates a challenging environment for Huawei to survive and thrive.

The United States is reported to have presented Britain with new evidence showing the use of Huawei equipment in its 5 G networks would put U . S . officials reportedly told the U . K . that including Huawei in its rollout of 5 G would be " nothing short of madness ." British Prime Minister Boris

British ministers told allowing Chinese firm access would put intelligence sharing at risk.

  • U.S. officials reportedly told the U.K. that including Huawei in its rollout of 5G would be "nothing short of madness."
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said critics of Huawei should "tell us what is the alternative."
  • London is expected to make a decision on whether to include Huawei in its 5G networks later this month.
a store inside of a car: A taxi drives past a Huawei advert at a bus stop in central London on April 29, 2019.© Provided by CNBC A taxi drives past a Huawei advert at a bus stop in central London on April 29, 2019.

The United States reportedly presented Britain with new evidence showing that the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks would put intelligence sharing at risk.

Allowing Huawei access to the U.K.'s rollout of fifth-generation mobile internet would be "nothing short of madness," U.S. officials told their U.K. counterparts, according to a report from The Guardian newspaper. A U.S. delegation visited the country on Monday to try to convince it not to use Huawei gear.

Huawei sales up 18% but US pressure means tough times ahead

  Huawei sales up 18% but US pressure means tough times ahead Huawei sales up 18% but US pressure means tough times aheadThe flash sales estimate came in an annual New Year's message to employees. Chairman Eric Xu warned that mediocre managers would face demotion as the telecom giant and leader in 5G mobile technology focuses on survival.

Last year, reports stated that major British telecommunications companies were ready to get on board with the Chinese firm in spite of scathing reports that According to the Financial Times, U . S . officials told British ministers that having Huawei at the helm would “ be like putting Russia in charge of

The US has warned the British government it would be " madness " to use Huawei technology in the UK 's 5 G network. A US delegation presented the UK with new evidence claiming to show security risks posed by using the Chinese firm. US President Donald Trump has sought to pressure Prime Minister

Washington's concerns over risks to intelligence sharing appear to contradict a claim just a day earlier from MI5 chief Andrew Parker, who said there was "no reason" to assume a longstanding intelligence sharing agreement between the two countries would be affected by Huawei's involvement in the U.K.'s 5G rollout.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, when asked by the BBC about the news Tuesday, said critics of Huawei should "tell us what is the alternative," adding that he didn't want any 5G infrastructure implemented that would "prejudice our national security or ability to cooperate" with intelligence partners. London is expected to make a decision on whether to include Huawei in its 5G rollout later this month.

President Donald Trump's administration has placed Huawei under an intense pressure campaign that has seen the Chinese tech giant added to a trade blacklist and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, detained in Canada for extradition to the U.S. on charges of bank and wire fraud. The U.S. contends that gear provided by the world's top telecom equipment maker contains so-called "back doors" that could be used by China for spying.

Huawei, which has rapidly grown into a major player in the mobile space in the last few years, denies it would ever hand network data to Beijing. The company's 5G gear is seen by top telecommunications firms as being cheaper and more advanced than other alternatives in the market.

For more on this story, you can read The Guardian's report here.

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