Demolition by 2027! Britain admits that banning Huawei will delay the country’s 5G construction progress for 2-3 years
According to Reuters, the British Minister of Culture Oliver Dowden (Oliver Dowden) announced that the United Kingdom has decided to stop using Huawei equipment in 5G construction. According to the British Sky News, Doden said that the British government will stop buying new Huawei equipment from December 31, 2020. In addition, Huawei equipment currently used in the UK 5G network must be removed by 2027.
According to China Daily, on Tuesday, the British Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media and Sports said in a speech in Parliament that it is prohibited to purchase new Huawei 5G equipment and completely remove Huawei from the UK 5G network. The decision will delay the progress of 5G construction in the UK for 2 to 3 years, and will pay an economic cost of 2 billion pounds for this.
Regarding this, Huawei British spokesman Edward Brewster issued a statement in response, saying that this decision is disappointing and is bad news for all mobile phone users in the UK. Unfortunately, Huawei’s future development in the UK is politicized. This move stems from US trade policy, not security issues.
The following is the full text of Huawei’s statement:
“This decision is disappointing and is bad news for all mobile phone users in the UK. This may cause the UK to fall into digital development Slow lanes, increase consumer spending on communications, and deepen the digital divide. This move will not only’raise’, but will reduce the level of development in the UK. We urge the government to reconsider this decision. We are confident that the new US regulatory measures Will not affect the resilience and safety of the products we provide to the UK.
Unfortunately, Huawei’s future development in the UK is politicized. This move stems from US trade policy, not security issues. Over the past 20 years Huawei is focusing on building better network connections in the UK. As a responsible enterprise, we will continue to support our customers as always.
We will carefully examine the impact of today’s announcement on our future UK business And communicated with the British government to clarify how we will continue to help the UK build better network connections.”
On the afternoon of the 14th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on whether the British Prime Minister will ban Huawei technology from participating in 5G The construction said that whether it can provide an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment for Chinese companies in the UK is a touchstone for the direction of the British market after Brexit, and is also a barometer for the safety of Chinese investment in the UK. China will pay close attention to it.
According to the Financial Times, the National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS) of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was commissioned by the government to write a report on the impact of US sanctions on Huawei. On the 14th, the British National Security Council (NSC) held a meeting to discuss the report.”Daily Telegraph” previously reported that the GCHQ report believes that there are”security risks” in using Huawei’s technology and equipment. Reuters quoted a tweet from the British opposition Labor Party on the 13th, saying that the British Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media and Sports, Dawden, will issue a statement on Huawei on the 14th.
In January this year, the British government announced that it would allow Huawei to participate in the construction of 5G networks in the UK to a limited extent. However, after the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, anti-China sentiment in British politics gradually increased. With the introduction of Hong Kong’s National Security Act, more Conservative MPs began to pressure Johnson to ask Britain to “get rid of dependence on China” and ban Huawei as soon as possible. However,”Financial Times” said that Johnson is still fighting against the voice of the British Conservative Party against Huawei. An industry source said that in fact, the Johnson government planned to ban Huawei for political reasons rather than security reasons. The analysis of the British”Economist” believes that in addition to facing the double pressure of the Conservative Party and the Labor Party, the change in the British attitude towards Huawei is also due to the pressure from the United States and Australia in the”Five Eyes Alliance”. After the”Brexit”, the British urgently Hope to reach a trade agreement with these two countries.
The British”Times” previously reported that it is”impossible” to remove all Huawei technologies from the UK mobile network, because of the huge cost, and the current network equipment of Nokia and Ericsson should replace Huawei It’s not very realistic.”Financial Times” also said that some British telecommunications operators believe that even if the British government does not allow Huawei to retain a”long-term role” in the construction of 5G, it should not be”quickly deleted.” British operator Vodafone said that the cost of disabling Huawei is that the UK loses its global leading position in 5G development.
Recently, China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming said that changing and prohibiting Huawei will not only damage the image of openness, business suitability, freedom and transparency that the United Kingdom advertises, but also the image of Britain’s independent state.
Huawei announced the first half of the business performance exposure, there are so many!
Huawei today announced its operating results for the first half of 2020. In the first half of 2020, the company achieved sales revenue of 454 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 13.1%and a net profit margin of 9.2%. Among them, operator business revenue was 159.6 billion yuan, corporate business revenue was 36.3 billion yuan, and consumer business revenue was 255.8 billion yuan.
At present, countries are working hard to meet the epidemic challenges. ICT technology not only plays an important role in the fight against epidemics, but also is the engine of economic recovery. Huawei is willing to work with operators and partners from all walks of life to ensure the stable operation of the network. Accelerate digital transformation to help countries fight the epidemic and restore the economy. Faced with a complex external environment, open cooperation and mutual trust in the global industrial chain are becoming increasingly important. Regardless of the difficulties encountered, Huawei will strive to fulfill its obligations with customers and suppliers, continue to strive for survival and development, and contribute to the development of the global digital economy and technology.
Foreign media:If Huawei’s 5G ban is implemented within 3 years, the UK will face mobile phone disconnection
BBC website On July 9th, a report entitled”If Huawei’s 5G ban is implemented before 2023, the UK will face mobile phone disconnection”, said British Telecom and Vodafone said that if only 3 or less years to strip For Huawei equipment in its 5G network, their British customers will face a disruption in cell phone signals.
The executives of these two mobile network providers told British lawmakers that if such a ban is to be enacted, they want at least five years to transition, preferably seven years.
Reports that the British government is expected to announce new restrictions on the use of Huawei’s equipment in the next two weeks.
The hearing of the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords of the British Parliament is the last opportunity for companies to file a complaint before the government makes a decision. Some Conservative backbenchers demanded that the deadline be set before the 2024 election-some speculate that it might be as early as 2023. But Vodafone and BT, which use Huawei products in the network, said it would be extremely destructive.
British Telecom’s Chief Technology and Information Officer Howard Watson said:”In 3 years (reducing Huawei equipment) to zero, it means that 4G, 2G and 5G customers across the country will be disconnected .”
Vodafone also raised a similar problem-it uses Huawei equipment in 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G networks. Andrea Dona, head of Vodafone UK’s network department, said:”(Customers) will lose their signal, sometimes lasting a few days, depending on the scale and destructiveness of the relevant work.” He said:”I think at least need 5 years of transition time.”
Watson also said:”At least 5 years, preferably 7 years.”
At an earlier hearing, Huawei proposed It is too early to decide on the new restrictions.
The report pointed out that Huawei has established its own chip reserve and believes that it can continue to provide equipment based on these chips for a period of time in the future.
Jeremiah Thompson, vice president of Huawei UK, said:”We can meet the customer’s order supply and provide spare parts for the existing network.” He said:”As for who is the replacement chip supplier, they do not It’s just a Chinese company. There are also European companies.”