It is understood that GCHQ has revised its previous guarantee that the risks posed by the Chinese technological giant can be safely managed. A report will be delivered to the Prime Minister this week that will contain new information on the U.S. sanction to Huawei. These measures will force the company to use untrusted technology that could make risk control impossible. It comes after China reacted furiously to Boris Johnson’s offer to allow Hong Kong citizens to come to the UK after the controversial new security law was passed last week.
It’s a report from GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center and concluded that the sanctions, which prevent Huawei from using American intellectual property-based technology, had a “serious” impact on the company that significantly changes their calculations.
This led officials to come up with new proposals on how to stop installing new Huawei equipment on the 5G network.
The course is expected to last about six months.
And it will also try to speed up the removal of the technology that is already in place.
Whitehall’s data are now also examining the “ramifications” for Huawei equipment existing in other infrastructures outside of 5G.
This is seen as a quite dramatic reversal by the Prime Minister.
Especially after January, when Boris Johnson allowed Huawei to build parts of the network.
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According to Whitehall sources, the new report should have marked a “fundamental change” compared to the previous insurances that had led Johnson to allow Huawei a market share in the 5G network.
Market share of up to 35%.
His assessment of potential UK risks is believed to be much closer to that of US security agencies.
The administration of mr. Trump classified Huawei as a threat to national security amid claims that the company has “close ties to the Chinese government and the military.”
Huawei said the decision was based on “wrong assumptions and innuendoes”.
Oliver Dowden, secretary of culture, is expected to provide Mr. Johnson formal advice, including the new NCSC assessment, as soon as this week.
The Prime Minister is therefore likely to call for a meeting of the National Security Council to finalize a new strategy before announcing measures in Parliament later this month.
A Huawei spokesman said: “Huawei is the most controlled supplier in the world and we firmly believe that our unmatched transparency in the UK means that we can continue to trust us to play a role in the British gigabit update.”
“It is important to focus on the facts and not to speculate at the moment.”