Britain to take decision on Huawei 5G equipment – Digital minister
“We will make the right decision for the UK. I would hope we could do something by the autumn,” Morgan told BBC radio, referring to the season that runs in Britain from mid September to December.
“We’ve got to make sure that this is going to be a decision for the long term, making sure that we keep all our networks secure.”
The US, as well as a number of other countries and agencies, have continually pointed out Huawei’s ties to the Chinese government as well as emphasising China’s National Intelligence Law that says organisations must “support, co-operate with and collaborate in national intelligence work.”
Since then, the US, Australia and New Zealand, has barred local firms from using Huawei to provide the technology for their 5G networks.
However, Britain has yet to make a decision on its position on Huawei amid it navigating a recent change in cabinet positions — such as a new prime minister — and Brexit happening on 31 October this year.
Last month, former US secretary of State for Homeland Security, Tom Ridge told Yahoo Finance, UK about the threat of Huawei over 5G servers.
Ridge, who was the inaugural Homeland Security chief under George Bush described exploitation by Huawei in order to ensure information makes it to the Chinese intelligence services is “virtually guaranteed.”