The British Parliament introduced a new bill on the 24th that British telecommunications companies will impose a fine of 10% of the turnover or 100,000 pounds (about 120k USD) a day if they violate the ban and use equipment made by Huawei in China.
On July 14 this year, the British government decided to ban domestic mobile operators from buying Huawei’s 5G equipment from 2021, and from using Huawei’s products on British 5G networks from the end of 2027. The British decision was influenced by the United States’ suppression of Huawei.
According to the report, the British Parliament has now written this decision into law, and in the future, other so-called “high-risk suppliers” will be administered under this law, and severe penalties will be imposed on telecommunications companies that violate the regulations. The bill also mentions protecting the UK from “potential cyber attacks” from other countries or criminals.
Oliver Dowden, the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, said that the benefits of 5G and fiber networks can only be realized if they are both secure and flexible. “This groundbreaking bill will create one of the most stringent telecommunications security regimes in the world and allow necessary action to be taken to protect the UK network,” he said.
Regarding the exclusion of Huawei equipment from 5G infrastructure in the United Kingdom, Huawei’s senior vice president Zhang Guoqiang once said: “This decision is not based on a fair assessment of risk, but is politically motivated. It’s not in anyone’s best interest, it will take the UK into the digital slow lane and put the UK government’s plans for internet upgrades at risk.”