British”cutting” Huawei to”sacrifice of pond fish”:British media said”British people may be more anxious”
As an important member of the”Five-Eye Alliance” of the US”Strategic Guards”, the Johnson government under the dual pressure of domestic politicians and the US government made a”cut” with Huawei on July 14 local time.
On that day, British Culture Secretary Oliver Dawden issued a statement to the Parliament, prohibiting all telecom operators from using Huawei equipment in the UK 5G network from next year, and completely excluding all Huawei 5G equipment by 2027.
Just a few hours before the UK announced its decision to ban Huawei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian responded to the question of whether the United Kingdom would allow Huawei to participate in 5G construction.”Can it provide open, fair and non-discriminatory services for Chinese companies in the UK?” China’s business environment is the touchstone of the British market after Brexit, and it is also a barometer of the safety of Chinese investment in the UK. China will pay close attention to it.”
“Cut” decided to come out, and Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming Twitter wrote that the British decision on Huawei is “very disappointing and wrong”, “Can the UK provide foreign companies with open, A fair and non-discriminatory business environment is doubtful.”
Screenshot of Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming on Twitter
In fact, the British move is not so much”cutting”, It is better to say”broken wrist”-For the past 20 years, Huawei has actively participated in the construction of British Telecom’s infrastructure, and has become a triad with Cheng Ericsson and Nokia. As one of the major network providers in the UK, replacing all Huawei equipment is a huge project.
In response, the British”Guardian” published an article titled”Sudden U-turn on Huawei, which put the UK’s 5G plan in danger”. Some research institutions have analyzed that the United Kingdom may be three years behind the European continent, and one step behind. It may be a step behind. The information society is undoubtedly a greater loss… The British may be more anxious.
Huawei UK spokesman Edward Brewster pointed out that this move is bad news for all mobile phone users in the UK. This may cause the UK to fall into the slow lane of digital development, increase consumer spending on communications, and deepen the digital divide. Instead of”improving” this move, it will reduce the level of development of the United Kingdom.
British domestic authorities and telecommunications operators have estimated the consequences of this self-destructive.
The Minister of Culture, Dawden, admitted when he announced the decision that the move would cause the UK’s 5G construction plan to be postponed for a year, and it is expected to bring about 500 million pounds in economic losses; the complete dismantling of Huawei equipment in 7 years will make the UK The construction of 5G was further delayed by 2 to 3 years, causing an additional economic loss of hundreds of millions of pounds.
At the same time, major UK telecom operators all said that the removal of Huawei equipment will occupy 5G network construction resources and will cause billions of pounds of economic losses.
British Telecom CEO Philip Jensen warned that it is impossible to completely strip Huawei equipment from the British Telecom infrastructure in the next ten years, and the government should consider the political and social consequences of this move.
One of the consequences is the”pollution of pond fish” of the British people.
Due to the removal of Huawei equipment in the telecommunications network, it will not only affect the speed of 5G network construction in the UK, but will also seriously affect 2G, 3G and 4G network services. Andrea Dona, head of Vodafone UK network, pointed out that Replacing Huawei equipment in telecommunications base stations will render it impossible to provide telecommunications services, and users’ mobile phone signals will be interrupted for several days.
The concerns of British politicians and telecom operators reflect Huawei’s strength and attractiveness to a great extent, and also reflect the UK’s political appeal for obedience to its allies in the United States. The Guardian 14 The article points out that the dispute between China, Britain and China is just another”partial struggle” after the issues concerning China’s new crown epidemic, trade, national security laws concerning Hong Kong and the South China Sea.
So, the United Kingdom and Huawei cut”lotus”, and whether other European countries follow the British footsteps, from the current unsatisfactory relationship between the United States and the European Union, they are involved in this part of the US-China dispute. It’s too much to lose in the struggle.
The Wall Street Journal analysis pointed out that in Europe, the focus of US pressure may be Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly stated that Germany’s 5G construction should not exclude Huawei.
Voice Deutschland pointed out on the 14th that 4G and 5G equipment have a greater relevance, so it is relatively easy to upgrade Huawei 4G equipment to 5G. After the Huawei equipment was disabled on the 5G network, some Huawei 4G equipment that could have been used had to be removed. The high cost of Huawei’s 4G equipment removal is also one of the reasons why German communication service providers oppose the total ban on Huawei.
Regarding Huawei’s 5G issues, German Federal Minister of Economy and Energy Altmeyer said in an exclusive interview with the German “Frankfurt Report” on July 11 that Germany’s 5G network construction will not exclude Huawei. He emphasized that only when there is evidence to show that there is a national security threat, it is possible to exclude certain equipment.
According to the China News Agency reported on the 15th, on the 14th local time, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy stated whether the position of the German Federal Government on Huawei’s 5G issue remains unchanged. ”Minister Altmeyer quoted in the exclusive interview stated that it is “as always effective”.
It is worth noting that according to the Belgian Dutch media”Standard” (De Standaard) reported on the 14th local time, the Belgian Minister of National Telecommunications Philippe de Barker recently said that Belgium will not use Huawei The company refused, and the relevant risk assessment showed that Belgium is safe, so there is no reason to take further tightening measures.
In January this year, the European Union issued a guidance document entitled”5G Cyber Security Toolbox”, which requires EU member states to assess the risk situation of 5G suppliers and set restrictions on so-called”high-risk” suppliers. However, the EU has not excluded any enterprises from the construction of EU 5G networks.”Standard” reported that Belgium will follow the EU’s guiding principles.
In addition, according to the”Wall Street Journal” report, as of now the Italian government has not prevented Huawei from entering any part of its 5G network.