UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks - Nikkei

UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks - Nikkei

Reuters  | Jul 19, 2020 04:05

UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks - Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - The British government asked Japan to help build its 5G wireless networks without Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the Nikkei said on Sunday, a further step in a global technology and security war between the United States and China.

Britain named NEC Corp (T:6701) and Fujitsu Ltd (T:6702) as potential alternative suppliers to Huawei, the business daily reported, without citing sources.

British officials met with their counterparts in Tokyo on Thursday, two days after Britain ordered Huawei equipment purged from its 5G networks by the end of 2027, the Nikkei said.

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, fears over the security of Huawei have forced Prime Minister Johnson to choose between the United States and China, weighing a critical alliance against billions in investment.

The Nikkei said the latest move reflects Britain's effort to bring in new equipment suppliers to foster competition and help reduce costs for the country's wireless carriers.

The British embassy in Tokyo and Fujitsu did not immediately respond to email or text inquiries on Sunday. Japan's Cabinet Secretariat and NEC did not answer calls. Huawei and China's foreign ministry had no immediate comment.

© Reuters. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in London

British digital minister Oliver Dowden last week said Britain was working with its allies to foster stronger rivals to Huawei, naming firms from Finland, Sweden, South Korea and Japan.

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Trump believes the UK has taken advantage over HK - he suggested this in 2019. He only chances its stand today due to the fact that Trump has a trade war with china. The truth also is - the UK as Trump believes within his comment of sense hidden in his comments in 2019 saying „ it‘s been going on for too long“ - means the UK should give back HK to China - common sense   ... (Read More)

Jul 19, 2020 09:51 GMT· Reply
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—— when Trump says „it‘s been going on for a long time“—- obviously suggesting China takes back control of HK away from the UK. Trump is not reliable - acts with impulse -   ... (Read More)

Jul 19, 2020 09:45 GMT· Reply
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When Trump asked about the situation in 2019, Trump told reporters, "Hong Kong is a part of China, they'll have to deal with that themselves." The president also characterized the protests as "riots.". And Trump in July seemed to side with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whom he's often praised, over the protesters. "I think President Xi of China has acted responsibly, very responsibly," Trump said at the time. "I hope that President Xi will do the right thing but it has been going on a long time."  ... (Read More)

Jul 19, 2020 09:37 GMT· Reply
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The UK is being used under Trump‘s government. Why doesn’t the UK use its expertise like Cameroon for advice for the world agrees Johnson’s administration including Johnson himself are not up to governing a country in the right direction. Trump cannot run his own country - his approval rating is below 35% - how can the UK be so subservient and naive to Trump that is so useless in governing its own country. Trump gave China the upper hand 2017 to do what it think its right but turns around against his own initiative on China and blsme Chima. Be careful UK for your constant compliance with Trump could breakdown your economy. Seek help - ask other countries for advice - seek also Cameroon long term experiences gathered with other foreign countries since he was very likable and diplomatic sensible individual - but Johnson‘s administration do not know where to place itself due to lack of experience and diplomacy around the world. The UK is not what it use to be   ... (Read More)

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