The UK’s decision to remove Huawei equipment from its new 5G network marks a significant win for the United States, who’s been lobbying governments for years to stop using the Chinese telecom company’s gear.
The U.S. alleges, so far without evidence, that Huawei presents a dire security threat from back-doors in equipment that can be used either for espionage by the Chinese government or, more seriously, to take control of key telecommunications functions in the event of outright conflict.
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