'UK faces mobile blackouts if Huawei ban rushed' July 9, 2020

from World Business Report· ·

UK phone companies warned of mobile blackouts if a possible ban on Huawei is rushed. British parliamentarians were taking evidence from network operators as well as network technology manufacturer Huawei, and BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones brings us the details. Meanwhile, Emily Taylor, editor of the London-based Journal of Cyber Policy considers the implications for Huawei's business around the world. Also in the programme, voters in Singapore head to the polls on Friday for what's being called the 'pandemic election'. The government there has unveiled four big-spending budgets to cushion the impact, but as the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports, not …



UK phone companies warned of mobile blackouts if a possible ban on Huawei is rushed. British parliamentarians were taking evidence from network operators as well as network technology manufacturer Huawei, and BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones brings us the details. Meanwhile, Emily Taylor, editor of the London-based Journal of Cyber Policy considers the implications for Huawei's business around the world. Also in the programme, voters in Singapore head to the polls on Friday for what's being called the 'pandemic election'. The government there has unveiled four big-spending budgets to cushion the impact, but as the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports, not everyone is confident that it will work. Plus we hear from some African technology entrepreneurs how their sector has actually been boosted by coronavirus, as they were able to provide vital virtual services to people who were suddenly unable to leave their homes.