The British government announced today, Tuesday, that it will not use any communications equipment owned by the Chinese company "Huawei" to build 5G networks in the country by the year 2027.
The British National Security Council, headed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, decided to ban the acquisition of the Chinese company's equipment from the end of this year, and also ordered the withdrawal of all Huawei equipment by 2027.
And Britain had imposed last January restrictions on the use of "Huawei" equipment in 5G networks so as not to exceed 35%, in addition to keeping it away from the sensitive elements of communication networks.
According to "Telegraph", the conservative legislators put pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to accelerate the abandonment and disposal of "Huawei" equipment by 2023.
It is noteworthy that some Western countries, especially the United States, imposed restrictions on the use of "Huawei" equipment and technologies in 5G networks, calling the company a threat to its national security.
Washington has urged its European allies to dispose of "Huawei" equipment, accusing this telecommunications technology company of leaking sensitive information to the Chinese authorities, while "Huawei" rejected the accusations.