Huawei's 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027 July 14, 2020

from World Business Report· ·

The UK's mobile providers have been told to remove Huawei kit from 5G networks by 2027. Dominique Lazanski is a cybersecurity consultant, and explains what about the Chinese telecom giant's equipment gives rise to the UK government's concerns. Nick Xenophon used to be an Australian senator, now runs a law firm that represents Huawei, and makes the case for the firm's technology. And we explore whether the move marks the creation of a digital iron curtain with Lord Jim O'Neill, who was a government minister in the UK Treasury when the UK and China had what was then called a …



The UK's mobile providers have been told to remove Huawei kit from 5G networks by 2027. Dominique Lazanski is a cybersecurity consultant, and explains what about the Chinese telecom giant's equipment gives rise to the UK government's concerns. Nick Xenophon used to be an Australian senator, now runs a law firm that represents Huawei, and makes the case for the firm's technology. And we explore whether the move marks the creation of a digital iron curtain with Lord Jim O'Neill, who was a government minister in the UK Treasury when the UK and China had what was then called a 'golden era' of friendship. Also in the programme, the BBC's Manuela Saragosa examines whether in the wake of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the venture capital industry has a diversity problem. Plus, Billboard, which runs the music chart in the US, says it's changing how it compiles its list to address concerns that the chart is being undermined by so-called 'bundling' practices. Martin Talbot is chief executive of the Official Charts Company in the UK, which does not allow bundling, and explains how it works.