In Nigel Farage news video he hails Boris Johnson’s U-Turn on Huawei rolling out 5G in the UK “a big victory”.
Earlier this week the Government released a statement saying: “5G will be transformative for our country, but only if we have confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure it is built upon.”
“Following US sanctions against Huawei and updated technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided it is necessary to ban Huawei from our 5G networks.”
“No new kit is to be added from January 2021, and UK 5G networks will be Huawei free by the end of 2027. This decisive move provides the industry with the clarity and certainty it needs to get on with delivering 5G across the UK.”
“By the time of the next election we will have implemented in law an irreversible path for the complete removal of Huawei equipment from our 5G networks.”
The government will now seek to legislate at the earliest opportunity with a new Telecoms Security Bill to put in place the powers necessary to implement this tough new telecoms security framework.
It will give the government the national security powers to impose these new controls on high risk vendors and create extensive security duties on network operators to drive up standards.