The next country after the US to oppose the Chinese company Huawei was Great Britain. The conflict between the British authorities and Huawei is related to the national security of the state.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has banned Chinese telecommunication company Huawei from participating in the creation of infrastructure for 5G networks. And already installed equipment Huawei should be dismantled by 2027.
Although back in January, the UK approved a compromise decision on Huawei’s participation in the development of 5G. Under January conditions, Huawei was allowed to supply 5G equipment, but its market share could not exceed 35%, and the technology was not to be used at critical and fundamental facilities.
But the situation has changed and from the end of 2020, operators will have to give up purchasing Huawei equipment. And soon there will be a law that will make it illegal for a Chinese company to use its equipment.
This decision may have been made under pressure from Washington.
Huawei equipment has been banned for use in the U.S. since May 2019, the reason for the ban was cited as a security threat and the possible use of telecommunications company equipment by Chinese intelligence services for surveillance.
Europe is actively calling for confrontation with the Chinese company. In November 2019, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and US Vice-President Mike Pence signed a bilateral memorandum on the use of 5G devices. The agreement provides for security checks of mobile communications.