#Huawei boss: ‘UK won’t say no to us’ in the roll-out of #5G

| August 16, 2019

Huawei founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei said the UK’s decision on whether to incorporate equipment from Huawei in the rollout of 5G is “very important”.

A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China's Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China's Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leak

The founder and chief executive of Huawei has said “the UK won’t say no to us” when it comes to including Huawei in its critical infrastructure.

Speaking exclusively to Sky News, Ren Zhengfei also praised Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “very decisive” and a “very capable person”.

The UK government is considering whether to incorporate equipment from the Chinese telecommunications giant in the roll-out of 5G, the next generation of mobile internet infrastructure.

Huawei founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei
Huawei founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei

The US has warned its allies against using Huawei because of security concerns. Ren described the UK’s upcoming decision as “very important”.

He said: “I noticed the third day that [Mr Johnson] was in office, he said UK should roll-out 5G as soon as possible.

“I think they won’t say no to us as long as they go through those rigorous tests and look at it in a serious manner and I think if they do say no, it won’t be to us.”

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