- Tram Ho
If the United Kingdom, the US ally, is still considering whether to use Huawei’s 5G network equipment, the US has long considered it a top security threat.
Recently, US Senator Tom Cotton introduced a new bill aimed at preventing the US from sharing intelligence with countries using Huawei’s 5G network equipment.
The bill was introduced just days before the UK’s decision to upgrade telecommunications networks with Huawei equipment.
If the bill is officially ratified into law, it will have a significant impact on the intelligence shared between the United States and its close allies, especially European countries.
In a statement, Mr. Cotton wrote: “The United States should not share valuable intelligence with countries that allow Chinese underground intelligence to exist. I urge our allies on around the world need to carefully consider the consequences of working with Huawei for their own national benefit. “
Cotton is a politician who has always strongly opposed Huawei. He proposed a little-noticed clause in a defense bill signed last month. The article instructs intelligence agencies to consider the use of cybersecurity infrastructure provided by US rivals, especially Russia and China.
In the past few years, the United States has launched a global campaign against Huawei, which is still considered the “darling” of Beijing in the eyes of US officials. The most intense escalation has been since the US blacklisted Huawei for national security reasons. Soon after that, governments of many countries, mainly allies with the US, such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Taiwan, banned Huawei.
But so far a number of other countries, such as India and France, have resisted US calls. As for the UK, it will make a formal decision in the coming weeks. Just last month, Huawei opened a 5G innovation center in London.
Despite U.S. efforts to limit Huawei’s 5G technology to many countries, Huawei still enjoyed impressive growth in 2019 with an 18% revenue increase. The company said it invested more than $ 4 billion in 5G networks during 2009-2019.
Source : Genk